Betty Watkinson's Cranberry Bread

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A magical cranberry bread recipe that was found on the floor of my mother-in-law's apartment shortly after she passed. This was one of David's favorite childhood goodies. It might sound funny but I always feel a loving presence when baking a loaf of Betty's Cranberry Bread.

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best)
  • Zested rind of one large orange
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup whole cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 325.
Grease and flour a loaf pan.
Combine the ingredients thoroughly. 
Place the mixture into the loaf pan. 
Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.