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orange cranberry bread

The boyos have been enjoying quick breads or maybe it would be better to call them tea cakes.  I had some oranges that needed to be used and cranberries in the freezer so I decided a cranberry orange bread was in order.  I modified my banana blueberry bread and used whole wheat flour so I know there was some nutrition in it.  I do have to wonder at times how the boyos survive, especially a couple of them.  I swear they live on fast food and beer.  Sometimes just the beer!  But this disappeared very quickly!

orange cranberry bread

juice and zest from three oranges

1/3 cup walnut oil

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 12 ounce bag of frozen cranberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Butter a large loaf pan.  It may sound picky but if you put a piece of parchment paper over the long sides and bottom with edges hanging over, and butter, the bread comes out even easier.

In a large bowl, mix the orange juice, orange zest, oil, brown sugar, and two eggs.  Mix until there is no more visible white.  Mix in the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.  Do not mix too hard.  There can be lumps.  Mix in the cranberries.

Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a knife stuck into the cake comes out clean.  It will also be golden brown.

Eat.  When it cools, it is also good toasted with butter.  A frosting could be made for it but I never do and it never really lasts that long.  Life with boyos around the majority of the time.

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