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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cranberry Clementine Almond Bread

I have been on a cranberry kick, first the Cranberry Sauce and now this moist delicious Cranberry Bread. I have always thought that another type of berry, okay it's color is blue, has the highest antioxidants than other fruit, but I was wrong, cranberries are the highest by 1.96%. Well I'll be darn. Anywho, they are a healthy treat, so have two pieces of bread!! For this bread you will need, flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt, 4 Clementine's, 1 egg, vegetable oil, cranberries and sliced dry toasted almonds (unsalted).

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Squeeze Clementines for their juice.

Add clementine juice and throw in another clementine if you are tired of juicing like me!

Beat an egg.

Add egg and grated Clementine peel to dry mixture. Blend well.

Add Cranberries.

Add almonds, mix well.

Mix all ingredients well.

Grease a loaf pan.

Spread batter evenly in loaf pan.

Place on baking sheet to prevent dripping in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow bread to cool on rack before taking it out of dish.

Nice transfer.

Allow bread to cool completely before glazing.

Glaze away!

This is an easy recipe that is moist and delicious. The cranberries are full of flavor and the clementines add the perfect zest in addition to the almonds crunchiness, great combination.

A slice is a perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea.
  • Cranberry Clementine Almond Bread

    Ingredients for bread

    2 cups flour
    1 cup sugar
    1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    3/4 cup clementine juice ( about four clementines)
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon grated clementine peel
    1 egg well beaten
    1 ½ cups cranberries
    ½ cup sliced dry toasted unsalted almonds

    Ingredients for glaze:

    1/4 cup confectioners sugar
    3-4 teaspoons clementine juice

    Method for bread

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
    Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
    Stir in juice, oil, clementine peel and beaten egg.
    Mix until blended. Spread batter evenly in prepared loaf pan.
    Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    Cool on rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely. Drizzle glaze over bread. Makes one loaf.

    Method for Glaze:       

    Add juice 1 teaspoon at a time to sugar until a glaze consistency appears.

    Semi Adapted from The Oceanspray Cranberries bag.

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