#CranberryWeek ~ Cranberry Loaf
Caroline of Caroline's Cooking has brought together some of her blogger friends to share with you a festive week filled with cranberry recipes - dried cranberries, fresh or frozen cranberries, cranberry juice - you will find lots of variations of delicious cranberry recipes today and through the coming week! Make sure to come back and visit every day to get you in the Holiday baking and cooking mood!
Today I'm sharing a cranberry loaf - this was an easy quick bread recipe that my son in particular has really enjoyed! The original recipe calls for fresh or frozen cranberries, and I went to the grocery store looking for some and just couldn't find them anywhere - so I tried to adapt using rehydrated dried cranberries. I think fresh / frozen berries would give this bread a little more flavor. It is lovely warmed with some butter, and makes an excellent tea bread. It isn't overly sweet. This was a good way to kick off the Holiday baking season!
See all the other cranberry creations being shared as we kick off Cranberry week today - follow #cranberryweek to see all the delicious recipes.
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- Cranberry Butter from Family Around The Table
- Cranberry Coffee Cake from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Cranberry Loaf from Making Miracles
- Cranberry Moscow Mules from Books n' Cooks
- Cranberry Mousse Chocolate Dessert Bowls by The Freshman Cook
- Cranberry Swirl Bread from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Bark from Frugal Pantry
- Frosted Cranberries from Bear & Bug Eats
- Pear Frangipane Tart with Cranberries from Caroline's Cooking
- Roasted Cranberry Chicken Salad from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Makes 1 loaf
1 cup flour
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
4-oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 eggs, room temperature
3/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
- Combine dried cranberries with boiling water and set aside at least 10 minutes while you prepare remaining ingredients.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 1 loaf pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, blend the cream cheese, butter, and sugar until well combined and creamy. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir just until blended. Add in the soaked cranberries and any remaining water, stir just until evenly combined.
- Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool at least 15 minutes before removing from loaf pan, then allow to finish cooling on a wire rack.