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Christmas Recipe: Spiced Cranberry Orange Bread

Christmas Recipe: Spiced Cranberry Orange Bread


• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
• 1/4 tsp ground cloves
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped
• 1 tbsp orange zest
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
• 1/2 cup orange juice
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
• 2 large eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Glaze:

• 1/2 cup powdered sugar
• 2 tbsp orange juice


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
3. Stir in the chopped cranberries and orange zest.
4. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, orange juice, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.
5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
7. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
9. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled bread.
10. Slice and serve. Enjoy the festive flavors!