Monday, December 15, 2008

Granny Lu's Cranberry bread recipe

For Cousin Kathy,

I don't know if I ever thanked you properly for the recipe cards you sent to me (a while back). So officially, I would like to say thank you for sending a piece of our family's history to me, to continue these cooking/baking traditions with my children. I was quite young, but I do remember Granny Lu's big holiday meals. My brothers and I marveled over her relish trays. Black olives on our fingers and baby pickled corn.

She once made us chocolate chip pancakes at the cottage too, a looooong time ago. Now that I'm being all nostalgic, I found this photo from a summer vacation at the lake cottage with Granny Lu and Granny B. I was 4.

Cranberry bread

2 c. sifted flour
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. orange zest
1/2 c. orange juice
1/2 c. water
1 egg
2 Tbsp. veg. oil
1 c. raw cranberries
(I also added 1/2 tsp. of ground nutmeg- not in the original recipe)
Combine all ingredients and pour into a greased loaf pan.
Bake at 350 for 50 min to an hour. Done when toothpick comes out clean.
Walnuts would be great in this, but my family gives me the stink eye when nuts show up in food.


skyewriter said...

My recipe box is getting pretty full!

Karly said...

Mm, that looks yummy!

Kelly said...

That looks super yummy!

Anonymous said...

Looks great, but do you know why you need to sift flour? (Or will it work if you don't? -- I don't have a sifter) -- Laura H.

Aliceson said...

Hi Laura,

If you have wire mesh strainer, you can use that. I think the sifting is just so the flour is light and fluffy, no lumps.

You could probably even do without sifting.

Thanks for stopping by. Ali

Wild Child said...

Well, I'll be, I was just looking for a recipe to use up the rest of the fresh cranberries I had bought for cranberry sauce on our boy's slumber party morning pumpkin waffles! The cranberry sauce was a bust (even to me), I'm betting the bread is MUCH better.

Aliceson said...

It really was yummy. My hubby loved it and said "why don't you make this more often?" I guess this is a keeper.
Thanks Cousin Kathy

MikeKathy said...

Awesome! Thanks so much!!