Speaker: Cranberry orange bread is a sweet treat to have during the holiday season. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then lightly spray in 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Insert a metal blade and pulse to coarsely chop three quarters of a cup of pecan halves, and then add a third of a cup of cranberries and continue to pulse.
Now, to a stand mixer, add a quarter cup of butter, two thirds of a cup of sugar, the zest from half an orange, three eggs, and a half a teaspoon of vanilla. Now, one and a quarter cups of flour, and one and a half teaspoons of baking powder, and a quarter teaspoon of salt.
Add this flour mixture to the stand mixer in three additions, and one cup of buttermilk in two additions. Now, fold the cranberry and pecan mixture into the batter. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes.
For best results, wrap this cranberry orange bread in plastic wrap and allow to rest for 24 hours before slicing. Go to holidaykitchen.tv for a cornucopia of delicious video recipes.