Monday, 5 December 2016

Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread

Cranberry and orange just screams Holidays...and it dosnt get much better than this. Thank you Cooking on the Front Burner

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 stick butter (frozen for easier grating)
Zest of 1 orange
3/4 cup orange juice
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries cut in half
1/2 cup roasted walnuts chopped roughly *

3 oz. cream cheese softened
2 oz. of soft butter
1 cups sifted powdered sugar
walnuts for garnish

  • Preheat your oven to 350. 
  • Line 3 small loaf pans with parchment paper 
  • Be sure to leave 2 ends that overlap the long side edges (makes removal easier)
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
  • Grate the frozen butter into the mixture then use a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse meal. 
  • Set aside
  • In a medium bowl whisk the zest, orange juice, eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Fold in the cranberries and walnuts
  • Divide the batter between the 3 pans.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool on wire rack for 15 minutes; remove; cool on rack completely
  • For the Frosting combine all ingredients and frost cooled breads
  • Sprinkle with walnuts
  • Store at room temp for several or days

*to toast walnuts place in a small pan over medium heat and stir until they become fragrant.  


    1. I like your name, Phoebe. That was my great grandmother's name. I have been looking for a cranberry bread recipe and yours looks to die for. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    2. Thank you ...It was also my great, great, great grandmothers name too. I hope you enjoy the cranberry bread x