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Berry Loaf

Details

Time
3 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 loaf

This isn't anything like a packaged Christmas fruit cake. This fresh iced bread with cranberry and orange is as good for breakfast as it is for dessert. Serve it for guests, share it with neighbors, or add it to the buffet for holiday brunch.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 5 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 cup
    orange juice
  • 1 tsp
    freshly grated orange peel
  • 2 Tbsps
    shortening
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup
    fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup
    HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 3/4 cup
    nuts, chopped

Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Loaf Pan 9x5x3-Inch Loaf Pan
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Wooden Spoon Wooden Spoon
Wire Rack Wire Rack
Bowl Bowl
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.

2

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in large bowl. Add orange juice, orange peel, shortening and egg; stir with spoon until well blended. Stir in cranberries, small chocolate chips and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3

Bake 1 hour and 5 to 10 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Prepare Powdered Sugar Glaze, if desired; spread over top of loaf. Cool completely.

Powdered Sugar Glaze: Beat 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon softened butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth. (If thinner glaze is desired; add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.) About 1/2 cup glaze.

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