Cranberry Pecan Bread
|Pecans||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), chopped|
|Cranberries||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), coarsely ground|
|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking powder||4 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Vegetable shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Lemon rind||2 Teaspoon|
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
1. To prepare the cake pan, grease a 9 inch angle cake pan, and sprinkle ½ cup of pecans evenly on the bottom of the pan. Keep aside
2. In a small bowl combine cranberries and ¼ cup sugar and keep aside.
3. In a large bowl sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt adding in the cut butter and margarine. Using fork or fingers, blend well till the mixture becomes crumbly. Add in 1 cup of pecans and the lemon rind. Mix well.
4. In a small bowl beat the eggs and mik.
5. Mix the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and incorporate well till becomes wet and moist batter.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and place in oven at 350 Degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Insert a wooden toothpick or fork in the centre, it should come out clean to ensure the loaf is completely baked.
7. Remove from oven and cool on the kitchen rack. Use a knife to loose the edges and invert onto a serving cake dish when completely cooled.
8. Wrap loaf in wax paper, foil, or transparent wrap. Store overnight to mellow flavors and make slicing easier. Cut in thin wedges.
9. The loaf may be eaten hot or cold along with coffee or tea.