Cranberry Mandarin Loaf - Dinner With Julie

Cranberry Mandarin Loaf

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January 10, 2013


1/4 cup butter, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

finely grated zest of an orange or a couple mandarins/tangerines/satsumas

1 large egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup orange juice

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries


1Preheat the oven to 350F

2In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and zest until fluffy; beat in the egg. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the butter mixture in three additions, alternating with the juice in two. Add the cranberries along with the final addition of flour.

3Pour into a buttered 8"x4" loaf pan and bake for an hour, or until springy to the touch.

4 Cool for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.