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Recipe for family meals :

Cranberry-Cheddar Bread

This recipe was submitted by Joan.


2 T. shortening
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1-1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 t. grated orange peel
Juice from 1 orange
1-1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz.)
1 egg, beaten
1 c. cranberries, cut in half
1/2 c. chopped pecans

  • Heat oven to 350º.
  • Grease loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3 inches.
  • Cut shortening into flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and orange peel with pastry blender in large bowl.
  • Add enough water to orange juice to measure 1/4 cup. Stir juice mixture, cheese and egg into flour mixture. Fold in cranberries and pecans.
  • Pour into pan and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 5 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan, remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing.

Makes 1 loaf