Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Worthy

Because this is our first GFCF Christmas, there is a lot of baking, eating and re-baking going on. We must test every new recipe so we know it is Christmas worthy.

This recipe for Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Loaf is. No doubt about it. We've already eaten a loaf and I'm baking two more now.
GFCF Cranberry Orange Loaf

1 1/2 cups featherlight flour mix (*the recipe for this can be found by clicking the link. I just used my favorite all purpose GF flour mix from the Cooking For Isaiah cookbook)
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp grated orange zest
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup Earth Balance dairy free butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup orange juice

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour (with sweet rice flour) a 9×5 loaf pan.
2.In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in orange zest, cranberries and pecans. Set aside.
3.In a large bowl, cream together Earth Balance, sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in orange juice. Beat in flour mixture until just moistened. Pour into prepared pan.
4.Bake for 50-60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bread springs back when lightly touched. Let stand 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire cooling rack.

*The linked recipe includes a glaze. I didn't make it. The bread is delicious without it.
(I also made pumpkin bread. That was good, too!)


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