Friday, December 5, 2008

Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread



I love quick breads, because they are QUICK! (hence the word "quick": no yeast, no rising, just really a cake or tea bread).

I had a bag of fresh cranberries leftover from Thanksgiving, and Alexa from Artsy-Foodie made a delicious looking gluten free cranberry orange bread this week.
I liked her addition of yogurt, it seems to be my favorite new ingredient in cakes. It makes them so moist.

So, I took an old Betty Crocker recipe and a Silver Palate recipe and sort of played with them (and Alexa's yogurt addition), and it came out GREAT.



Cranberry Orange Pecan Quick Bread:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Grated peel of 1 orange
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons hot water
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup pecans

Mix all ingredients and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour & 10 minutes. Cool in pan an hour before removing.

Enjoy!



See, I told you I would be back to my old tricks by Friday! I have had enough salads this week. I am going to have some wine and relax.

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Wine at 9am? I could do a mimosa that early but not wine until noon.I love making quick breads too.

Colloquial Cook said...

Hey Stacy! I just made one of those ridiculously quick loaves at work yesterday. Flour+baking powder+salt+.... a can of beer (hm, ok, the reason I tried the recipe in the first place). The embassy smelled of warm bread and beer throughout the morning, people must really have wondered what was going on.

kat said...

I'm a big fan of yogurt in baking, I use it in my cupcakes a lot. I bet this is a great bread

Maris said...

Orange + Cranberry + Pecan sounds like the perfect combo. All are great ingredients for holiday recipes and the perfect breakfast or snack.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I love recipes like this because they make a tasty quick gift for people.

I am really admiring your detox efforts. Even though I'm eating my share of salads and vegetables this week, I am also snarfing down leftover pie, cake, mousse, and cookies at an alarming rate.

culinarycory.com said...

I also like to use yogurt in cakes and quick breads. It's amazing how moist they come out.

the sassy kathy said...

ohhhh yummy. feed me please!

Patsyk said...

You know I love quickbreads! This one looks delicious.

I'll be having a glass of wine in a matter of a few hours at this point... a nice way to finish off a crazy week!

Peter M said...

Now this is the type of cake that should be passed around as gifts during the festive season...not those dreaded fruit cakes!

noble pig said...

I want to slather that with butter or scented cream cheese and just enjoy iy! Beautiful.

Kimmie said...

Have to try this, but I hate to bake~

Alexa said...

Your quick bread looks delicious Stacey... You sound a lot like me: taking a little bit of one recipe then another and making it your own--lovely results. If I wasn't sick with the flu, I'd try your version... Oh, well when I get better. Have a good week!

Gigi said...

Just wanted to tell you that I made this loaf, among others, to give as Christmas gifts. I made as shown; however, I divided them into smaller loaves. The pan I bought was 4 loaves in one for only $8. I baked for about 40 minutes, checking for doneness. They were excellent. Made a couple batches, and froze a couple. The smaller size is the perfect size for hubby and I to have a few slices each without pigging out. And, we just had some last night from the freezer and it was still fantastic.
Thanks for a great recipe.

Gigi

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