Juletide Cranberry Bread
Healthy Christmas Recipe
By Fitness and Freebies
This recipe makes a delicious cranberry bread that is low in fat naturally only requiring 2 tablespoons of shortening. Packed with cranberries and nuts.
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cranberries, sliced in half
1 cup chopped nuts
Juice and grated rind of 2 oranges
2 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup boiling water
1 egg, beaten
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Add the cranberries and the nuts.
Combine the juice, rind, shortening, and water. Add the egg to the juice and blend into the cranberry mixture. Pour into a buttered loaf pan, and bake 1 hour, until a toothpick comes out dry.
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Christmas pudding was first made as a kind of thick soup with raisins and wine in it.