Cranberry Nut Bread
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries cut in half
1 cup sugar, divided
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
grated rind of 1 orange plus enough orange juice to make 1 cup liquid
1/4 cup half and half
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
Mix cranberries with 1/2 cup sugar in large mixing bowl. Zest orange over sugared cranberries.
Sift all dry ingredients, including remaining 1/2 cup sugar, over cranberries in bowl. Add walnuts.
Combine egg, orange juice, melted butter and half and half together. Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix until combined and damp.
Spray loaf pan with pan release. Add batter to pan and sprinkle with granulated sugar if desired. Bake in 350 degree oven 50 -55 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.