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Now you can have that wonderful cranberry flavor anytime of the year!
This is a super easy variation that yields two beautiful loaves, one for you and one for a friend. Use fresh or dried cranberries (I sometimes soak my dried cranberries or Craisins to plump them up–just remember to drain them well), and if using fresh, toss in a tablespoon of sugar before adding to the batter.
If you don’t like to keep opened bags of dried fruit on hand, try these individual 4-oz snack packs of organic dried cranberries so you can use what you need and keep the rest fresh.
Try a glaze or frosting to up the oomph factor:
Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 box vanilla instant pudding
- 1 cup nuts chopped (optional)
- 1 tablespoon lemon rind grated
- 1 cup cranberries dried (if fresh, used 1½ cups)
- Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
- In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed. If using fresh cranberries, toss in a tablespoon of sugar before adding.
- Grease two large loaf pans.
- Dust the greased pans with Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture.
- Pour the batter evenly into loaf or cake pans and sprinkle any remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture on the top.
- Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
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