Friday, December 16, 2005

Christmas baking! YAY! ~~ "Cranberry-Orange Bread"

Just finished making this in it's new vegan version, and it turned out scrummy! We used to make this all the time and I'm glad I figured out how to vegan-ize it easily. I wish you could smell it, it's made the whole house smell like Christmas! I think I'll make some small loaves to give out for the Holidays.

Cranberry-Orange Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup vegan sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tblsp vegetable oil
hot water
1/2 cup unsweetened (fresh squeezed) orange juice
(I use juice from those tiny tangerines you get around the holidays)
1/2 Tblsp orange peel, grated
Ener-G Egg Replacer for 1 egg
1 cup cranberries, coarsely chopped (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup hazlenuts, chopped

Directions: Preheat oven at 375 F.
Grease and flour loaf pan.
In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, vegan sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda).
In a small bowl, add nuts, cranberries and 1/2 cup of dry mixture to coat the nuts and berries.
In a measuring cup, add oil and top-up with hot water to make 3/4 cup. In a medium bowl, mix oil/water mixture, orange juice, orange peel and Ener-G Egg Replacer. Combine liquid mixture to dry mixture (don't overmix!).
Fold in nuts and berries. Bake for 1 hour.