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
Grandma’s Butter Horns
4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
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.
Oh so yummy!
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