Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cranberry Bread

While in Cape Cod, at the Cranberry Festival, we bought some fresh cranberries, well, LOTS of fresh cranberries.  I could not wait to get home and make some cranberry dishes.  This is the first one I made.
A nice breakfast treat. Not as good as say, eggs, but WAY better than dough nuts. Right?  Right?  I need some back up here.
Look at all those yummy, tart, cranberries. I was suppose to chop those cranberries, but as you can see I missed that part of the recipe and added them whole.  I didn't mine biting into that tart berry, nor did anyone else apparently because this was eaten up, no problem.
Cranberry love!

Cranberry Bread
Recipe largely adapted from this recipe at the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association. If you want to know more about the festival, click here.

1/2 cup butter
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.  Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.  Add in vanilla and orange zest.  Add eggs, mixing well after each addition. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt, add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating at low speed just until blended. Fold cranberries into batter. Turn into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes. Cool slightly in pan. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

And here are some scenes from the Cranberry Festival in Wareham, Massachusets at AD Makepeace Farms.

This festival is a great place for families to go to. Lots of great activites and lots of learning about cranberries.  Wagon rides, pony rides, cooking demonstrations, crafts, little train rides for the kiddo's, and other various demos. It has the distinction of being one of the ABA's 2013 Top 100 Events. Go here to see what others have made that list.
 Lots of bags of cranberries all around.... so yum!
Amazing process of loading the cranberries onto the truck!
Look at all those cranberries!
 Love this pic!
This is how the cranberries grow.  This is before they comb it out and all the cranberries float tot he surface.  Such bounty!
 Some young chefs preparing amazing food with cranberries!
Luscious, cranberries!


vanillasugarblog said...

Oh Lori I would have loved to have met you!
I live on the cape!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

This is amazing! I love cranberries and make cranberry bread every fall!

Joanne Bischof said...

This looks delicious and what fun you had! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :) I'll be making this tonight!

Colette Joseph said...

This is an oldie, but goodie. Cranberry bread/cake has been my fav this season. Love your recipe. Gotta make a loaf tonight.
Happy 2014!