Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Hmmm Cranberry Bread - actually cranberry orange bread.
My mom and I used to make it each Thanksgiving, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it. But while her version is amazing. AMAZING... it takes a long time to make. There are many ingredients. Ingredients that need chopping.
A while back I tried the Pillsbury quick bread version and it just wasn't the same.
So I started playing with it - and it turns out with just 2 added ingredients, you can get pretty damn close to Mom's amazing cranberry bread. Dried cranberries and orange juice.
First assemble your ingredients and helpers - just as mom passed her recipe down to me, I'm passing Pillsbury's down to my kids.
What you'll need to do is chop about half a cup of the dried cranberries and add them to the mix. (Pillsbury just doesn't include enough.)
And when it is time to add 1 cup of water, swap out 1/3rd of the water for orange juice.
And there you go - prepare as otherwise indicated.
There you go - my version of homemade cranberry bread.
Shhhhh, don't tell mom.