Friday, November 6, 2009

Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread

All of the flavors of fall are right here in one little loaf: Cranberries, sweet potatoes and walnuts. So, Duckie, you need wait no longer. Ben will love this, and so will everyone else!


2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger

1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes

1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup cranberries, chopped after measuring
1/2 cup chopped walnuts.

Stir together all of the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl. Add the potato, eggs,
milk and butter and blend well. Stir in the cranberries and walnuts. Turn into a greased and floured loaf pan, and bake at 350F for 55 to 65 minutes. Makes 1 loaf.

Now, of course, I doubled this. And, of course, it was gone in 2 days, even without all of my big kids home. And since they heard about it from Patrick, they're whining that they want it when they come home. Well, I haven't begun Thanksgiving week menu planning yet, so there is plenty of time for requests.

And Pam will note that I've named this properly: with a list of ingredients!

Thor thanks all of you for the well wishes for his boy Ryan. Ryan seems to be improving, but they've spent 3 days now heavily involved in Thor's favorite activity: napping. And Thor's rather offended that Patrick is oinking at Ryan; I keep telling Patrick, "No! We can't have that here!"

Have a great weekend, everyone. It's supposed to be sunny, and maybe approach 60 degrees here, so Thor and the boys may get some romping time after all!


Mickle in NZ said...

I'm guessing fersh cranberries? Can't get them here so a guesstimate of an amount of dried to use please, dear Marjie. I'd" soak them in water or orange juice before cooking.

Relieved Ryan is gettin better, and Thor is even better as a nurse than the dog Nana in Peter Pan!

Huggles to you all, Michelle and a mildly snoring Zebbycat, xxx and "sigh/snore"

Pam said...

Lovely combination! And I approve of the name, though maybe you could have included "with a hint of ginger".

Channon said...

Oh my... and me, with no time to bake this weekend! Darnitall.

Glad Ryan is feeling better.

Sue said...

That looks good. I think Rob would like it.

Pam said...

Your bread always looks moist and delicious. I love the flavors in this bread - perfect for this time of year.

Thor said...

That bread looks yummy! Glad to hear Ryan is getting better!

The Blonde Duck said...

Queen Bitty thanks you, as she has been craving this bread and demanding it for days!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You have created a perfect loaf of bread for fall. I'd make it easy and call it Autumn Bread!

Glad that Ryan is on the mend, hopefully he'll be well enough to enjoy the warmer weather you're expecting.

Tatersmama said...

YES! I have every single ingredient on hand, and a houseful of hungry kids today, so this is perfect!!

Glad to hear that Ryan is feeling somewhat better... but what else could he do, with Nurse Thor standing guard?

Kasha said...

I'm glad Ryan is doing better! This sure looks delicious. I never thought of antifreeze. That makes me wonder!
Kasha and Africa

Grace said...

well, this is quite possibly the most thanksgiving-appropriate bread i've ever seen. the ingredients just scream "eat me with turkey!" i hope the kiddo is back to health soon!