Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cranberry bread

Today I was on snack duty for choir and so I made some cranberry bread - one with and one without walnuts. Cranberry bread is bread in the same sense that banana bread is bread; ie not very. It was very well received and as always people seem surprised it was vegan (why does everyone assume assume vegan=inferior). Since a couple of people have shown interest in the recipe I thought I would add it here. The original was from "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" and I made some minor adaptations to make it vegan.

Cranberry bread.

In a saucepan put in 2 cups of fresh cranberries, 1/2 cup sugar and 4 desert spoons of orange juice (If you are using an actual orange also put the rind in - I admit I just used Tropicana extra pulp juice). Over a low-medium heat cooked stirring until most of the berries burst. This will take about 5-7 minutes.

In a bowl make the dry ingrediants: 2 1/2 cups wholemeal flour, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1 tsp baking soda and 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, a pinch or two of salt. Add the wet: 1/2 cup soy milk (or rice/almond/etc), 1/2 cup canola oil . and mix through. Add the cranberries and mix.Stir through walnuts here if you wish. Finally (just before putting in the oven) add 2 desert spoons of vinegar - this will react with the baking soda/powder and make it fluffy.

Bake in 375 F oven for about an hour.