Tuesday, November 19, 2019


by Maggie Sefton

Yes, it's definitely Fall or Autumn, if you prefer.  Days are cooler even if bright and  sunny, and they are shorter.  Winter is waiting and will probably make an appearance, even if brief, in December.

But Thanksgiving will be here before you know it.  Thanksgiving and Fall are also the time for some of our favorite recipes.  This quick bread I've listed below is my Family's Fall Favorite, definitely  around Thanksgiving.  Yummy and easy to make.

Give it a try, if you like, especially if you like the flavors of cinnamon and pumpkin and allspice and. . well, take a glance at the recipe and you'll see.

This bread is quick to make and cranberries can be found year round. I kept tinkering with recipes until I came up with the flavors that I especially like.  Give it a try and enjoy!  


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 cup orange juice
¼ melted butter
2 eggs
1 cup fresh cranberries (not frozen)
1 cup chopped walnuts
½ cup grated orange peel

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease one regular size bread loaf pan (or two small loaf pans).  Dust pan lightly with flour, dumping excess.  Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt in large mixing bowl.  Combine the sugar, orange juice, melted butter, & eggs in another bowl, mixing well.  Stir into flour mixture along with cranberries, walnuts, and orange rind. Mix well, blending all ingredients. Pour into prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 50 minutes or into knife inserted into the center of loaf comes out clean.  Remove pan to wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then run knife around edges of pan and turn out onto rack to cool completely.      

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