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Brandt Family Cranberry Bread

(Traditional Christmas morning breakfast bread)

Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl:

2 cups  flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

Combine in a Pyrex measuring cup:

2 Tblsp melted butter

Juice and grated rind of one large orange

Fill with boiling water to make 3/4 cup then add to dry ingredients

Add    1 egg

1 cup nuts (chopped walnuts)

1 cup raw cranberries (cut in half)

Bake in loaf pan (325° for metal pan, 300° for glass pan) for 1 hour

Test with toothpick

If you are particularly motivated to bake and give some away to neighbors and friends multiplying by 9 is the key to easy measurement:

Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl:

1 5 lb bag  flour

1 4 lb bag sugar

1 1/2 tblsp salt

4 1/2 tblsp baking powder

1 1/2 tblsp baking soda

Combine in a Pyrex measuring cup:

1 1/8 cup melted butter  (2.25 sticks)

Juice and grated rind of nine large oranges

Fill with boiling water to make 6 3/4 cup then add to dry ingredients

Add    9 eggs

9 cup nuts (chopped walnuts) = 3 lbs

9 cup raw cranberries (cut in half) = 3 12 oz bags

Bake in loaf pans (325° for metal pan, 300° for glass pan) for 1 hour

Test with toothpick

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