Mom’s Cranberry Bread

Mom's Cranberry Bread

 

This is an easy quick bread that is a staple at our house during the holidays.   The hard part is letting it fully cool before slicing as the delicious aroma has everyone in the family sneaking into the kitchen to grab a taste.  Let them indulge.  After all, it is the holidays.

 

Mom’s Holiday Cranberry Bread

1 ¼ cups cranberries (halved)
½ cup walnuts (chopped)
2 cups flour (sifted)
1 cup sugar
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup shortening or butter (softened)
1 egg (well beaten)
1 tsp. grated orange peel
¾ cup orange juice

 

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Grandma’s Butter Horns

Grandma's Butter Horns
These buttery delicious crescent rolls are requested every year around the holidays by everyone in the family.  My daughters look forward to baking them with my mom every Thanksgiving.  They are irresistible right out of the oven.  Yummy!

Grandma’s Butter Horns

4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 block of cake yeast
1 cup milk
1 cup shortening
1/2 tsp. salt

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Handmade Pretzels

...made these with my niece and nephew yesterday.

…made these with my niece and nephew yesterday.

Handmade Pretzels

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water (as hot as possible from tap)
  • 1 packet active instant yeast (2 and 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 11/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3¼- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + more for the counter surface to knead
  • 1 large egg, beaten plus one more egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of cold water
  • coarse sea salt for sprinkling
  • cinnamon sugar mixture for sprinkling

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Grandma’s Butter Horns

Grandma's Butter HornsGrandma’s Butter Horns

4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 block of cake yeast
1 cup milk
1 cup shortening
1/2 tsp. salt

Break yeast into cold milk and set aside.
Mix dry ingredients and shortening as if for pie crust.
Beat the eggs well and add to milk/yeast mixture.
Mix this with flour mixture.
Set overnight to raise (doesn’t need to be especially warm).
In the morning, divide dough into four equal parts and roll each out on a floured board or silicone pastry mat.
Spread thin layer of butter onto entire round and then slice into 8 pieces like a pie.
Roll each from wide end to small end and turn under placing on a cookie sheet.
Let them rise again, covered with alight towel.
Bake in 375-400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
Serve warm.
Oh so yummy!

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