Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cranberry Orange

It is Christmas time and there are cranberries everywhere! I have a simple but really delicious recipe for muffins that I also baking into a loaf. Hope you like it!

Baking temp: 425
Time: 20-25 min for a loaf
10 -15 for muffins

You will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, or 2¼ cups pastry flour, sifted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg (or 2 medium)
  • 4 oz butter (½ stick) or shortening
  • 1 large orange , juice and zest 
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries 


Mix your dry ingredients and form a well in the center. In another bowl mix your egg and vanilla, beat lightly.  Pour your wet into your well slowly. Gentle mix well until blended. Zest orange, cut and squeeze in juice , add in cranberries. fold through. Scoop ingredients into muffin tins or pour into a loaf pan. Bake at 425 for time matching method or until toothpick comes out clear. 

Side tip: Not everyone likes it but I use honey! I add a small spoon full in the mix and then right before the baking is finished I drizzle some one top. The cranberries can be very tart , I like to serve warm or toasted with butter and honey. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!