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Cranberry Nut Tea Cake (aka Bread)
Homemade Gifts
Image by Melinda Young Stuart
One of my old favorites.
2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 t. salt; 1-1/2 t. baking powder; 1/2 t. soda
1 T. grated orange peel; 3/4 c. orange juice
2 T. veg. oil or other shortening
1 beaten egg
1-1/2 c fresh or frozen (unthawed) cranberries COARSELY chopped in the processor or blender (pulse on/off about 15 times)
1/2 c. chopped nuts, or unsalted seeds, such as sunflower

Mix dry and wet ingredients separately, then combine and give a few beats to unite. Pour into a greased shallow pan about 9 x 5 inches. Bake about 55 minutes in preheated 350º oven. Check after 35 minutes and turn, if necessary for even browning. Cool on rack.
Loosen edges from pan with spatula and gently turn out to finish cooling (or leave in pan and serve as is). If removed, once quite cool, cut into segments and wrap in waxed paper (which I greatly prefer to plastic film [awful stuff around baked goods in my opinion]). It improves after a day or two of "curing".

I’ve always wondered why we, in America, call sweet baking powder cakes "bread"?

Dad With Valentine’s Gifts
Homemade Gifts
Image by edenpictures

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