makes 3 large loaves
4 c flour
2 c sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 oranges, quartered, seeded, and grated (leave the peel on)
4 Tbsp butter plus boiling water to = 1 1/2 cups
2 cups chopped walnuts
4 cups coarsely chopped cranberries (fresh or frozen)
Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Mix the oranges with the butter/water mixture and add the eggs. Blend liquid into dry ingredients, stirring only until mixture is dampened. Add the nuts and cranberries. Pour into 3 large loaf pans and let sit 20 minutes before baking. Bake 40-60 minutes at 350*.
The bread is yummy fresh out of the oven with butter or cream cheese. It's also good the next day, toasted with cream cheese on top.