Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread

I *may* squeal once or twice, ok, three times a year “Where is my pink cookbook?” Huh is the response I generally get. What pink cookbook? The Joy of Cooking for Boys and Girls. Duh. This cookbook is special for a number of reasons. The most important part? The recipes written in “Your Own Recipes” in the back of the cookbook.

One of the recipes is from my second grade teacher–her cranberry bread or more accurately her grandmother’s FAMOUS cranberry bread. Considering the state of the recipe maybe it is a good idea for me to have it somewhere else besides the back of the cookbook.

Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 margarine
1 egg beaten
3/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 1/2 cups light raisins
1 1/2 cups cranberry, chopped

Mix dry ingredients, add margarine and egg. Add orange peel and orange juice. Stir until mixture is evenly moist. Fold in raisins and cranberries.

Spoon into loaf pan. Bake at 3500 for 1 hour 10 0min until toothpick inserted in center comes clean. Remove from pan and cool.

If you choose, you can substitute cranberries for the raisins to have all cranberry bread.


  1. Yum! I like the sounds of that. I need to buy cranberries this week and try this. And make pie. (The pie I blame on Julie.)

  2. Please review the recipe…I read 3/4 c. orange juice. This is not listed in the ingredients.

  3. Sorry about that. Thanks—I fixed it.

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