Book of the Week - Cranberry Thanksgiving

As is tradition in my family, we read Cranberry Thanksgiving, a delightful and funny book. As featured in a previous post Harry and Wende Devlin created a whole series of Holiday books, each featuring a recipe that was relatable to the book. This book features Grandmother's Famous Cranberry Bread. So for Thanksgiving and my book review I give you:

Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread

  • 2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1.5 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 t. grated orange peel (optional)
  • 3/4 c. orange juice
  • 1.5 c. light raisins (optional)
  • 1.5 c. fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda into a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice all at once; stir just until mixture is evenly moist. Fold in raisins and cranberries.

Spoon into a greased 9×5.3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.

If you choose, you may substitute cranberries to have an all cranberry bread.