|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 3 mini loaves (6-9 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||25%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||53%|
|Total Carbohydrate 34g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Handing out gift breads during the holidays is a tradition kept in many families, especially when it comes to Christmas gift giving. These are not "cheap" breads to make, but they certainly are not expensive, either. The fresh, chopped cranberries (found in the fresh fruit section of the grocery store during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons) give these breads a delightful twist. These beautiful cranberry mini loaf gift breads are perfect for friends and family. They are also great breads to sell at fundraisers.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 2/3 cup butter (chilled)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 3/4 cup cranberries (fresh, chopped)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
Grease 3 mini loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 F.
In large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Cut butter into thin slices and add to bowl. Break butter into mixture with fingers until mixture is crumbly. Stir in brown sugar. Add chopped cranberries, milk, and eggs. Stir. Batter should be thick but not dry. If necessary, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time.
Scrape batter into three greased mini loaf pans. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour or until done. Turn loaves out and let cool on rack.
In small bowl, mix confectioner’s sugar with a small amount of water to make the icing. Drizzle icing over the breads. Let icing harden before moving the breads.