Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Fifth Day of Kitschmas: Grammy Tudor's Cranberry Bread

Grammy Tudor's Cranberry Bread
contributed by Grammy Tudor (via Better Homes & Gardens)
Dr. Husband takes over the cooking today,  sharing fond memories of his Grammy and her cranberry bread (so, I mean, it's pretty sappy sweet today. Come back tomorrow for the comedy.)

Here's the recipe, straight from the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book:

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. finely shredded orange peel
1 beaten egg
 1 2/3 cups milk
1/4 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 cup coarsely chopped cranberries 

In a mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and orange peel. In another bowl combine beaten egg, milk, and cooking oil. Add to flour mixture, stirring til just combined. Stir nuts and cranberries into batter. Pour batter into greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 1 to 1 1/4 hours til a toothpick inserted near the loaf center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes; cool thoroughly on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Makes 1 large loaf, 2 small loaves, or 6 mini loaves.


  1. Re: Mrs. White...you forgot about peanut brittle, made only with the little Spanish peanuts from Krema, and date nut bread. I remember them as staples at Christmas time, along with the "Santy Claus" cookies and Lebkuchen.
    Oh, and also I remember that Aunt Sue always called Grandma, "sister".

  2. Bobb/Rob, I have to tell you that I didn't have time before (gigging musician) to review your 12 days of Kitschmas so I saved them all until today (Christmas). I love them all, so far I've gotten to day 5, and Rob's singing has brought me to tears (in a good way). Thank you for such a wonderful Christmas present. I did two Christmas eve services this morning and I didn't feel so connected to the spirit as I do now listening to Rob singing and accompanying himself on guitar. I miss you guys!