Monday, December 28, 2009

Cranberry Walnut Bread

One of the coolest benefits of having a blog is meeting new people through your readership or by postal exchanges. Here is a recipe from my new blog friend Esme who I met through the latest round of Blogging by Mail (organised by Stephanie of Dispensing Happiness).

I used butter instead of margarine (I couldn't possibly work for a dairy company and have margarine in the house!) and I didn't put raisins in as I didn't have any. I halved rhe recipe to make one loaf and probably overcooked it just a little. It certainly didn't need an hour in my oven - 30 minutes would probably have done it. No harm done though - just an excuse to spread more buter on the sliced loaf. YUM. Next time I think I might put in some frozen cranberries in lieu of the raisins. You can find Esme's original recipe here.

Esme’s Cranberry Nut Bread

1 cube margarine (1 stick)
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
3 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
2/3 cup raisin
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 can whole cranberry sauce

In a large bowl cream margarine and sugar
Beat in eggs one at at time
Add dry ingredients
Add cranberry sauce, nuts and raisins
Turn into 2 greased and floured loaf pans
Bake 1 hr at 350 degrees (or until loaf tests done)
Cool 10 minutes
Turnout to wire racks to cool


Esme said...

This looks like it turned out well.

Esme said...

M-Happy New Year.

s said...

happy new year..this looks soo nice..