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Just made these for Christmas gifts:Cran-Orange Nut Bread

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Just made these for Christmas gifts:Cran-Orange Nut Bread

I've had my two bread machines going these past few days. The aromas in the house are amazing! I have pictures of this bread on my kitchen gadget blog; kitchen toys make cooking fun blogspot.
For regular oven baking follow the instructions you can find this recipe on food . com

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

For bread machine:

3/4 c. orange juice, I also used 1 Tbsp. orange zest, 1/2 tsp. orange extract
3/4 c. buttermilk
1 egg beaten
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 c  All Purpose Flour
3/4 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt

Add ingredients in the order given. Press the Sweet Bread setting.
When machine beeps after first mixing, add 1 cup dried cranberries; 1/2 cup chopped nuts (your choice)

I let my bread cool upside down in the pan. Before removing, run a thin plastic spatula around the edge if needed. Don't forget to remove the paddle! It will be baked into the bread. If you do it carefully, you can minimize the little hole in the bottom.