Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe is similar to a contest winning recipe featured by our local electrical coop. Sounds crazy, but this bread is addictive!
- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 bag cranberries, chopped or 1 bag craisins
- 3 beaten eggs
- 3⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 -4 tablespoons jalapeno jelly
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour through cranberries).
- In a medium bowl, mix eggs, juice, vanilla, jelly, and butter.
- Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
- Fold wet ingredients into dry and mix only until ingredients are combined.
- Pour into 2 well greased loaf pans.
- Bake 50-60 minutes.
How delicious this tea bread is! Made the first batch as a trial for Christmas baskets - made 5 mini loaves that cooked in 45 minutes. Toasted 2 cups pecans and chopped coarsely. Used a frozen bag of cranberries I chopped in the Cuisinart. Shared 2 loaves with friends who are re-building our deck - they went crazy (one even said - "wish my wife could cook like this"). The classic orange cranberry sweet is incredibly enhanced by the jalapeno, black pepper & cumin. Oh I used 2 t bruised whole cumin seed that provided a subtle savory element. We ate slices out of hand (wonderful) & then had it with vanilla ice cream - unbelievably good! Plan to toast slices and have with fresh butter in the am. Definitely going into Christmas baskets! TY Claire #3 for a stunning looking delicious unusual addictive little tea bread!
Oh, wow I have a new favorite bread!!! And boy is it GOOD. I've had this saved in my "to try" folder for a couple of years. Just finally bought the Jalapeno jelly so I could make it and I'm so glad I did. I made 4 small loafs so I can share. Only problem the bread fell in the center, not sure why, but it doesn't change the wonderful taste. 5 stars, plus a few more.
Easy and delicious! I used half regular flour and half whole wheat, and used egg substitute for the eggs and canola oil for the melted butter. I also threw in one minced fresh jalapeno. This bread is just incredible! My whole family loves it, even the picky one.