This is seriously GOOD bread, as in amazing bread.

People who don’t like cranberries LOVE this bread.

I buy lots of bags of fresh cranberries in the Fall and put them in the freezer to be able to make this bread all year.

I am thinking you could buy canned cranberries and drain them well if you don’t have the fresh berries.

I also think this would be good with cherries.  I don’t thaw the frozen cranberries.

You really need to make this…..the kids at the office inhale this when hubby takes it in.

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Cranberry Mandarin Orange Bread

2 3/4 c. flour                           2 tsp. baking powder                      1/4 tsp. baking soda

 1/2 tsp. salt                            1 3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup melted butter               2 eggs                    2 cups cranberries            1 cup drained mandarin oranges

3/4 cup milk                              3/4 cup sour cream

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 8×4 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and white sugar. Mix in the melted butter until the mixture looks crumbly. Stir in the cranberries and oranges. In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, sour cream and vanilla extract. Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool in the pans for a while, then remove from the pans and place on wire racks to cool completely.

( I found this recipe over at Allrecipes.  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cranberry-orange-bread-3/)

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