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Sue, this was so pretty when cut into slices. Lovely golden brown on the edges. The taste is a classic. Sweetness of the bread and the pleasant tartness of the cranberry and zesty taste of the orange. I actually made 2 of these loaves. One to eat immediately, and one to freeze for Thanksgiving. We really, really, enjoyed this. Thanks so much for the wonderful additon to my tried & true cookbook. You are right....they will make wonderful gifts at Christmas time. How cheery!
I wanted to make an orange cranberry bread similar to the one a coffee shop I like serves. This recipe is slightly better! It is very moist. The batter will definitely be very very stiff, but it turns out wonderfully. I like to sprinkly the top with some sugar for a little crunch. I would recommend lining the bottom of the pan with parchment paper for easy removal.
I've been using this recipe every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I just love it. :o) I do add more sugar though, just my personal preference. :o)
I made this bread for Thanksgiving, it was a hit! My grandmother, aunts, uncle all raved about it. The texture of the bread reminded me of the irish soda bread my mom makes, I thought it was absolutely delicious and will be making this again an again.
Really yummy and moist. Just like my grandma used to make. Thanks for offering to share this! Excellent and very easy to prepare.
Gorgeous color, soft and moist, very pretty when sliced...delicious. The edges and bottom was a bit dark by the time the batter was done, but I just scraped it off with a knife. Would make a great christmas gift. Oh and we had it with cream cheese too as suggested...delish!
My first cranberry bread is a success. I think I might have cooked it a little long...a bad experience with a banana bread earlier in life... but it was still great. Made a double batch and took a loaf to Thanksgiving for morning after breakfast. Everyone loved it. I especially liked it sliced very thin with a slight film of butter or cream cheese.