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Cranberry Mini Loaf Gift Breads

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Cranberry Mini Loaf Gift Breads

Cranberry Mini Loaf Gift Breads

Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

Handing out gift breads during the holidays is a tradition kept in many families. These beautiful cranberry mini loaf gift breads are perfect for friends and family. They are also great breads to sell at fundraisers.

Yield: 3 mini loaves

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup butter, chilled
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup fresh, chopped cranberries
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • Water

Preparation:

  1. Grease 3 mini loaf pans. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

  2. In large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Cut butter into thin slices and add to bowl. Break butter into mixture with fingers until mixture is crumbly. Stir in brown sugar. Add chopped cranberries, milk, and eggs. Stir. Batter should be thick but not dry. If necessary, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time.

  3. Scrape batter into three greased mini loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until done. Turn loaves out and let cool on rack.

  4. In small bowl, mix confectioner’s sugar with a small amount of water to make the icing. Drizzle icing over the breads. Let icing harden before moving the breads.
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