Cranberry Muffins

Today we made Cranberry Muffins!

2C flour, 1/2C sugar, 3t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 2 eggs, 3/4C skim milk, 1/4C butter, melted; 1C halved, fresh, raw cranberries

Preheat oven to 400F. Sift dry ingredients including sugar. In separate bowl, stir eggs with milk.

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Stir in butter.

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Make a well in the dry ingredients. Quickly stir in wet until just blended.

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Fold in cranberries.

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Turn into greased muffin tin.

Cranberry Muffins

Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cranberry Muffins

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Today we made Apple Cranberry Cookies!

3/4C milk, 10 oz fresh, raw cranberries, coarsely chopped; 1 2/3C flour, 1/2 t salt, 3/4C brown sugar, 1 1/2t baking powder, 1T cinnamon, 2 small apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2″ pieces

Preheat oven to 375F. Stir dry ingredients.

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Cut in butter.

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Stir in milk until almost blended.

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Stir in apples and cranberries until just blended.

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Spoon by T onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 18-20 minutes or until cookie edges come away from cookie sheets.

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Today we made Cranberry Walnut Bread!

2C flour, 1C sugar, 1 1/2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 1C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1C halved fresh cranberries, 3/4C orange juice, 2T butter, melted, 1 egg

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Sift together dry ingredients. Mix in walnuts and cranberries.

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

In separate bowl, mix orange juice, egg and butter.

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Add to dry mixture. Stir until just blended. Turn into greased loaf pan.

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Bake 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Today we made Melon Cranberry Sorbet!

1C chopped melon– any with pale orange flesh (cantaloupe, muskmelon, etc.), 1/3C sugar, 6 oz dried cranberries, 1/2C vodka

Soak cranberries in vodka 2 or more hours. Drain and reserve vodka for another recipe.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Puree melon in blender.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Mix in sugar.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Pour into final container, such as a souffle dish.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Fold in cranberries.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Cranberry Marshmallow Ice Milk

Today I made Cranberry Marshmallow Ice Milk!

14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2C skim milk, 10 oz fresh cranberries, 10 oz mini marshmallows, 1/3C Grand Marnier

Steam cranberries over boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes.

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Sprinkle over marshmallows in glass casserole dish; some marshmallows will melt.

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Pour Grand Marnier over mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and let soak 2 or more hours.

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Transfer to a bowl. Add condensed milk.

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Stir in skim milk. Blend well.

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Freeze overnight.

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Cranberry Oatmeal Scones

Today I made Cranberry Oatmeal Scones!

2 1/2C flour, 2C oatmeal, 1 1/4C sugar, 1t salt, 1t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1 egg, 7T cold butter, 1/2C pineapple juice, 10 oz fresh raw cranberries, halved

Preheat oven to 400F. Mix dry ingredients.

Cran O Scones

Cran O Scones

Stir together egg and pineapple juice.

Cran O Scones

Add to dry ingredients.

Cran O Scones

Cran O Scones

Cut in butter.

Cran O Scones

Mix in chopped cranberries. Blend well.

Cran O Scones

Spoon by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Cran O Scones

Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cran O Scones

Brown Sugar Cranberry Chip Cake

Today I made Brown Sugar Cranberry Chip Cake!

9T butter, 1C brown sugar, 2 eggs, lightly beaten, 1 3/4C flour, 1t baking powder, 1t vanilla extract, 1C cranberries, coarsely chopped, 2C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Cream together butter and brown sugar.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Stir in eggs.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Stir in vanilla.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Add to wet. Stir until just blended.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Fold in cranberries.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Spoon into 8″ greased round cake pan.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Bake 40-45 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Let cool in pan.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Today I made Cran Raisin Carrot Bread!

1/4C warm water, 1/4 oz (1 envelope) dry yeast, 1/2C skim milk, 1 egg, 4T butter, 3-4C flour, enough baby carrots chopped in 1/2″ pieces to make 1/4C, 4 oz dried cranberries, 4 oz dark raisins, 1/4C brown sugar, 1t cinnamon

Place yeast in bowl. Pour warm (105 degrees F – 115 degrees F) water over yeast.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Stir to dissolve. Wait a couple of minutes. Mixture should look murky. Add 1C flour.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Stir in egg.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Break up the butter into small pieces. Work into batter.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Add skim milk.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Add enough flour to form dough into an elastic ball that is still slightly sticky.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Place in a greased bowl. Turn ball over once. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Remove from fridge. Let stand 20 minutes to soften.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Punch down dough. Knead five minutes. Roll out on a flat surface that has been sprinkled with brown sugar.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Work in carrots, raisins and cranberries. Roll up the dough to shape into a loaf.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Place in greased loaf pan.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Cover pan with plastic wrap and let rise one hour. Bake 35-40 minutes or until browned and bread comes away from edges of pan.

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Cran Raisin Carrot Bread

Cranberry Bread

Today I Made Cranberry Bread!

1/4 oz dry yeast (1 envelope), 1 egg, 4-5C flour, 1/4C warm water, 6T butter, softened, 6T nonfat plain yogurt, 2C whole, fresh cranberries, 1-2C powdered sugar

Pour warm water (105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) on yeast.

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Bread

Stir until yeast is dissolved. Stir in 2C flour.

Cranberry Bread

Stir in egg. Blend well. Stir in yogurt.

Cranberry Bread

Stir in 1C flour. Stir in butter in small chunks, which need not be fully blended in.

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Bread

Add enough flour to form a dough that is elastic and still a little tacky.

Cranberry Bread

Place in greased bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill overnight. Punch down dough, knead two minutes or until smooth, adding more flour if necessary. Roll out into two rectangles. Spoon powdered sugar into center of each.

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Bread

Place cranberries on top. Press in lightly.

Cranberry Bread

Roll up and put sealed side down on greased cookie sheet.

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Bread

Prick with fork if there are no gaps in dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour. Remove wrap. Preheat oven to 375F.

Cranberry Bread

Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Yogurt Cake

Today I made Cranberry Yogurt Cake!

2 eggs, 1C sugar, 1C nonfat plain yogurt, 1t vanilla extract, 2C flour, 1t baking soda, 1t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 12 oz fresh whole cranberries, 3/4C sugar, 1/2C water

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cranb Yo Cake

Cook cranberries in 1/2C water and 3/4C sugar until liquid is boiling. Remove from heat and cool.

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Cream butter and 1C sugar.

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Add eggs. Blend well.

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Add vanilla. Blend well.

Cranb Yo Cake

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add alternately to wet with yogurt, beginning and ending with dry, until just blended.

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Turn half of batter into greased tube pan.

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Drain cranberries. Spoon half on top of batter in pan.

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake

Turn remaining batter onto cranberries in pan. Top with remaining cranberries. Bake 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool. Remove from pan. Eat.

Cranb Yo Cake

Cranb Yo Cake