Hope you had a wonderful Diwali with lots of fun and great food. Yes! We did too.
Ah! Now it’s time for thanksgiving and Christmas. My little one is so excited and has already made her Christmas shopping list. This Christmas I have promised her that we will do lots of baking together. The two of us are so looking forward to it.
I have started off with my baking for the season. And if it’s Christmas it must be cranberries. This soft loaf with the crunchy walnuts, tangy bits of cranberries, the sweetness of raisins is scrumptious and so ideal to get baking for the season.
Recipe source – Simply recipes
You need –
- All purpose flour -2 cups
- Caster sugar – 3/4 cup
- baking powder – 1.5 teaspoons
- baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
- salt 1/2 teaspoon
- walnuts – 3/4 cup, coarsely chopped
- dried cranberries – 3/4 cup, roughly chopped
- Raisins – 1/4 cup
- orange juice – 3/4 cup
- butter – 1/4 cup, melted
- Egg – 1, beaten
How to –
Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan.
In a bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the walnuts, cranberries, raisins to flour mixture and mix well to coat. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, Add the melted butter, egg and orange juice. Beat will till well combined. Now slowly add the flour-cranberry mixtures to the wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon till everything is just blend.
Spoon the batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the loaf.
Cool the loaf for 10 minutes in pan and then on a wire rack.
Storing – Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator once cooled completely.