A couple of Wednesdays ago, The Frugal Girl posted her baking adventure making cranberry bread. I wondered at the time if it would be any good or not, but I wasn’t willing to buy cranberries just to try it out.
Well, I bought cranberries. Bags of whole cranberries were on sale, so I figured “Why not?” I put them in the cart still wondering if anyone would eat the bread. I decided I just wouldn’t tell them the red parts were cranberries…
So here is The Frugal Girl’s recipe – Cranberry Bread. I realized that I didn’t have any orange juice, so I substituted 100% apple juice (hence the Apple Cranberry Bread title). I actually quadrupled the recipe and made 3 larger loaves. I ended up baking them for 55 minutes.
After I let them cool a bit, I wrapped one up to put in the freezer for later. Then I tried it – I cut a slice and took a bite.
By golly the bread was good! I can see how the orange juice would give the bread a little more of a tangy flavor, but the apple juice was a great substitute. We’ll have it with my thrown together what we have beef stew tonight at dinner.
The other loaf I have is going home with our neighbor girl who is over here playing. I hope they like it! And I hope you like the bread too. Try it and let me know what substitutes you made to make the bread work for you.