Super-moist dessert bread loaded with mandarin oranges and whole cranberries. Makes great gifts.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a large loaf pan.
Combine flour, 1 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add melted butter; stir until mixture is crumbly. Reserve about 1/4 cup cranberries and 1/4 cup mandarin oranges; stir remaining fruit into flour mixture.
Beat eggs, milk, sour cream, vanilla extract, and orange extract in another bowl until smooth. Gradually stir egg mixture into flour mixture until batter is thoroughly incorporated. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Scatter reserved cranberries and mandarin oranges atop batter and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.
Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until center of bread springs back when touched, 35 to 40 minutes.
Per Serving: 429 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 69.5g; fat 14.5g; cholesterol 70.7mg; sodium 343.7mg.
The best flavour of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which not always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To make this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.