Orange- Cranberry Walnut Loaf
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
zest of 2 large oranges
zest of 1 large lemon
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
12 tbsp unsalted butter,softened
1 1/3 cup sugar
4 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup chopped walnts
2/3 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 and prepare loaf pans, spray with baking spray
In a large bowl,combine flour,baking powder and salt and whisk to combine; set aside
In medium bowl, combine milk,orange juice,zests,a nd whisk to combine; set aside
In bowl of stand mixer, combine butter and sugar and beat on high speed until light and fluffy in texture, about 3 minutes
Reduce speed to medium and incorporate eggs, one at a time,beating each until fully combined before adding another
Add vanilla and beat to combine
Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in three parts, alternating with milk mixture, starting and ending with flour and mixing until incorporated.
Remove bowl from mixer and fold in walnuts and cranberries. Doesn't it look good so far?
Scrape batter into prepared pans and spread evenly.
Place in oven and bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean, 35- 40 minutes, for mini loaves and 45-50 minutes for full sized loaves. Or if you don't want 2 loaves, do what I did, make 1 loaf and 12 muffins.
You know what I can show you, here are the muffins. Aren't they pretty?
This recipe comes out very moist and would be great for brunch or as a gift for the holidays, especially Christmas, with those festive red cranberries. So everyone have a great week and I cant't wait to see what you all will have done when I was gone.
Here is the top of my bread. What, I told you I couldn't cut it.....lol.