Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 1/2 cups All-purpose flour

  2. 1/2 teaspoon Double-acting baking Powder

  3. 1 teaspoon Baking soda

  4. 1 teaspoon Salt

  5. 1/2 cup unsalted butter Softened

  6. 1 cup Sugar

  7. 1 tablespoon freshly Grated orange zest PLUS"PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses

  8. 1 teaspoon freshly Grated orange zest

  9. 2 large Eggs

  10. 2/3 cup Fresh orange juice

  11. 2/3 cup Milk

  12. 2/3 cup Finely chopped dried Apricots

  13. 2/3 cup Chopped walnuts or pecans

  14. 3 cups Cranberries; picked over And chopped

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Into a bowl sift together the flour, the baking powder, the baking soda, and the salt. In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream the butter with the sugar and beat in the zest and the eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in the orange juice and the milk and beat the mixture until it is combined well (it will appear curdled). Add the flour mixture and beat the batter until it is just combined. Stir in the apricots, the walnuts, and the cranberries, divide the batter among buttered and floured loaf pans, each 5 3/4 by 3 1/4 by 2 inches, and bake the breads in the middle of a preheated 350F. oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.

  2. Remove the breads from the pans and let them cool, right sides up, on a rack. The breads keep, wrapped well in plastic wrap and foil, chilled for 1 week or frozen for 1 month.


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