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Cranberry Cheese Bread

 Cranberry Cheese Bread
Making this bread is really easy and the results are so tasty. It seems like an unlikely combination of cranberries and cheddar cheese but they are so delicious in this bread.—Suzanne Gruenbacher, Colwich, Kansas
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed and halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in shortening
  • until crumbly. Combine the egg, cheese, orange juice and water. Make
  • a well in the dry ingredients; stir in egg mixture just until
  • moistened. Add the cranberries and the nuts.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire
  • rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 loaf.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 191 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.