Cranberry Orange Bread

cooking spray
1 1/4 cupsunbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoonbaking powder
1/4 teaspoonsalt
3/4 cuppecan halves, shells removed
3 stripsorange zest, bitter white pith removed
2/3 cupsugar
3 largeegg
1/2 teaspoonvanilla extract
1/4 cupunsalted butter, melted
1 cupbuttermilk
1/3 cupdried cranberries

Equipment List

Mixing Bowls
Food Processor
Whisks

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly spray an 8" x 4" loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a food processor insert a metal blade and pulse to coarsely chop pecan halves, and then add cranberries and continue to pulse.

In a stand mixer add butter, sugar, zest from an orange, eggs and vanilla.

In a separate mixing bowl add flour, baking powder and salt. Add this flour mixture to the stand mixer bowl in 3 additions. Add buttermilk in 2 additions.

Fold the cranberry and pecan mixture from the food processor into the stand mixer batter. Transfer batter to prepared pan.

Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

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