About this recipe:Cranberries and orange make a lovely combo so why not try it in this sweet tea bread which you can make with fresh or dried cranberries.
250g plain flour
150g caster sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
100g (4 oz) chopped cranberries
50g (2 oz) chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
180ml fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:50min › Ready in:1hr5min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease a 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin.
Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add the cranberries and walnuts, and stir to coat with flour. Mix together the egg, oil, orange juice and orange zest in a separate bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture, and stir until just blended. Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared loaf tin.
Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool in tin for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool down completely.
This bread was wonderful! After greasing the tin, I sprinkled cinnamon and sugar in the tin to give the crust a sweet crunch. I sprinkled some extra chopped walnuts and some demerara sugar on top before baking, and it really does look like a picture! Tastes great and a beautiful holiday bread. Takes no time to make too! - 24 Jul 2008