cranberry bread
Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Bread

Ingredients:

1

Package

Dry yeast

Cup

Warm water

Cup

Sugar

1

Teaspoon

Salt

1

Teaspoon

Grated orange rind

1

Cup

Butter

6

 

Eggs

4-1/2

Cup

All-purpose flour

1-1/2

Cup

Dried Cranberries

1-1/2

Cup

Sifted powdered sugar

Cup

Walnuts, chopped (optional)

Teaspoon

Rum flavoring

2

Tablespoon

water

Directions:

Dissolve yeast in warm water, let stand 5 min. Combine yeast mixture, sugar, salt, orange rind, butter, eggs and 2 cups flour in a large mixing bowl. Beat at low speed of an electric mixture until well blended, continue beating 4 minutes at medium speed. Stir in remaining 2-1/2 cup flour until well blended, Stir in raisins and if using the chopped walnuts. Cover and let rise in a warm place, 1-2 hours or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Shape dough into an 18 rope, pinch ends together, forming a ring. Place ring in a well greased and floured 10 bundt pan. Cover and let rise ina warm place, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

Bake 350 for 45 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from bundt pan and let cool on a wire rack.Combine powdered sugar, run flavoring, and 2 tablespoon water, stirring well. Drizzle over loaf.

 

Yields

1 10 loaf serves 8-10

 

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