One of my favorite kids in the whole world is named Gloria – we call her Glowie for short. She’s the kind of kid that is quiet on the outside, but full of life on the inside. We’re related.
A couple of years ago my kids and I spent some time at her house – it was back when she was in preschool. We don’t see each other too often; she lives 500 miles away (California is a big state). Ever since I can remember, one of the ways I’ve bonded with kids is through baking. Sure enough, Glowie’s mom felt the same way, and she had just pulled a loaf of this delicious orange-cranberry bread out of the oven.
One taste, and we were goners. My kids and I helped to quickly devour the entire loaf! Since then, Glowie’s Cranberry Bread recipe (straight from her preschool) has become a treat in our house. It’s easy to double, and you can adjust the sugar amount up or down depending on your taste. We like it on the less-sweet side ourselves. I guarantee that if you have a kid in the kitchen with you, you’ll make some happy memories with Glowie’s Cranberry Bread recipe.
2 c. flour
1 c. sugar (decrease if desired)
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 c. softened butter
1 egg, beaten
1 t. grated orange peel
3/4 c. orange juice
1 1/2 c. fresh cranberries, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift dry ingredients together.
Cut in butter.
Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice all at once.
Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.