Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cranberry Thanksgiving

We read the story Cranberry Thanksgiving by Harry Devlin.  Mrs. Fischer's mom baked us our own loaf of "Grandmother's Famous Cranberry Bread" to try just like characters in the story ate.  Most of us LOVED it and even asked for seconds and thirds!  The recipe is in the back of the book, but here it is just in case you would like to make some of your own!

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3/4 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups light raisins
1 1/2 cups cranberries, chopped
  *Or use all cranberries instead of cranberries and raisins!

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda into a large bowl.  Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.  Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice all at once; stir just until mixture is evenly moist.  Fold in raisins and cranberries.

Spoon into a greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove from pan, cool on a wire rack.

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