This is a wonderful holiday bread. I make it every year and give some of the loaves to my close friends and neighbors who look forward to this special treat. It is especially delicious served with a hot cup of Christmas tea.
Boo, nut haters! The walnuts in here make this loaf awesome. I only had 1 c. of fresh cranberries, so instead I microwaved 3/4 c. dried ones with 2 Tbsp. brandy & water to cover for 1 min. I also added 1 Tbsp. orange zest, which went well.
Excellent bread. Easy to make. No substitutions needed. If you are running low on fresh cranberries it comes out well with a combination of fresh and dried berries (but the fresh are best, as they give it such a tang). I also once made it with hazelnuts instead of walnuts- very good. To make for a lactose intolerant friend I substituted canola oil for the butter. When fresh cranberries are no longer available, I enjoy this bread year-round with fresh blueberries or frozen cherries.
Very tasty! I subbed 1/4 c wheat germ for 1/4 c of the flour and used sliced almonds instead of the walnuts.
I made this yesterday and just had my first piece tonight. It is everything that orange cranberry bread should be and with only 2 tablespoons of butter! As an aside, I omitted the nuts- just a personal preference.
This is a great recipe. I baked mine in a flute pan and it came out beautiful. It is a keeper.
I was going to post my recipe for cranberry bread until I saw this one- it is the same, except mine has orange zest in it (as another reviewer added). I make it to give away to other teachers at the school where I work. It is always a big hit. My one year old baby LOVES this bread. For him, I make it without nuts since he is not having them yet.
Shared this bread with co-workers and got two immediate requests for the recipe. It is filled with healthy-for-you stuff and little butter. The tartness of the cranberries adds great flavor. I added a sprinkling of sparkling sugar to the top before baking. Simply sublime!
It was very tasty despite the fact that I slightly overcooked it. I omitted the nuts. The prep took me longer than 15 minutes because halving cranberries is not my forte. It was worth the extra time though.
This was delicious! Smelled wonderful too!