|5 cups unbleached flour
3 3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup soft shortening
2 cups orange juice
1 tbsp. grated orange rind
3 1/2 cups cranberries
2 1/2 cups ground walnuts
2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Bake 50 to 60 minutes at 350 °
Makes 2 large or 3 small loaves.
dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Chop/grind nuts in blender and set aside.
Cream sugar and shortening. Add the eggs and orange juice and put in
the orange rind.
Chop cranberries. Use blender and some of the orange juice as liquid
for this process.
Pre-heat oven now, to 350°. Grease loaf pans.
Mix dry and wet ingredients with a wooden spoon only enough to wet it
all well. Fold in cranberries and walnuts. Minimal mixing is
best for lightness of texture.
Put into loaf pans, about 3/4 full.
garnish pans with a few whole berries pushed into dough a bit and sprinkle
sugar over them.
COMMENTS: Serve at Thanksgiving, of course. Can be a regular
in the winter and tastes great slightly warm, with butter or cream cheese.
The cinnamon gives it a nice extra touch.