Added 2 more eggs and turned out fluffier
The first time I made it following the recipe. It was ok, a bit too dense. Second time I added two more eggs,. I mixed the yolk with the butter and sugar and about 1/2 tsp of baking soda, than added the juice and flour, and the beaten egg whites at the end, followed by the nuts and cranberries. Turned out much better, fluffier. Baked it in a brownie pan, ready in 20 mins.
Try adding an Orange Syrup!
My family has been making this recipe for generations for Christmas and I am always so sad when you cant find cranberries in the grocery store! I added a simple orange syrup to the top after baking, made simply by boiling 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water, and orange zest. Let boil for 2 minutes until syrupy, and it adds a sugary crispness to the crust, makes it moist, and looks bakery quality!
Whole orange? YES!
I made this today and used the entire orange recipe it was so good. Then after I had my food processor already dirty, I used the remaining 3/4 cranberries and made a chick pea hummus which we already love, cranberries were a great addition, thanks.
Love this recipe
I like to make 2 loaves at a time so I double the recipe. I also zest a whole orange, chop the zested peel and add it all. The recipe on the bags actually use vegetable oil, which is what I use. I wrap the extra loaves in wax paper and freeze in plastic bags. It's a beautiful loaf with the orange and red colors. Everyone loves it.
adding an orange
We like things tart! Instead of orange juice and zest, a whole orange (with peeling)cut up and put in food processor, was put in recipe. About 1/2 C water was also added. It was divine! Great mix with cranberries!