December is here so…☆ミCranberries☆ミ
I’ve never really used fresh cranberries before but have a little penchant for using fun, untested ingredients so when the supermarket served up a cascading wall of ruby red jewels I fell for it.
Other than a vague desire to make something and a punnet of cranberries there was no plan.
Cranberry lime/ cranberry orange/ cranberry white chocolate.
Sorbet/ biscotti/ muffins/ marshmallows.
A quick look in the store cupboard and pinterest determined my fate.
Cranberry orange tea loaf.
Ingredients – 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup muscovado sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, 1 cup halved fresh cranberries, 1/2 cup raisins, 1 tablespoon grated orange peel, 2 eggs, 3/4 cup milk, 3 tablespoons butter, melted, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
I must have been feeling cavalier as I went with the cup measures. Usually I’m over-cautious about converting American recipes into grams and mls but this time I pulled out a mug and threw caution to the wind. Quite freeing!
Result – beautifully tart cranberries perfumed with orange and spice. Lovely and moist. Packed with flavour. Yum
In terms of photos, I had already seen an image of a cranberry loaf that I wanted to recreate.
As always light in Northern Ireland is an issue but I was pretty pleased with the outcome.
Hopefully this will be the last time I use my camera phone! #Camera for Christmas (*^_^*)
Now, what to do with the rest of the cranberries?