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Cranberry Mandarin Loaf

Yields1 Serving

 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

Preheat the oven to 350F


In 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.


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


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