Few years ago, while enjoying some time with my family in Romania and skyping with my husband we decided we both need a vacation. Few days later I was packing my stuff and instead of coming home I took the first flight to Mexico.
We decided upon an all-inclusive resort. We did nothing the entire vacation. Just enjoyed each other, the sun and the Mexican dishes. It was such a wonderful experience that the year after that we went on a Caribbean cruise. Sun, new places, new dishes and the best French toast ever.
This Orange Cranberry bread reminds me of those trips. It’s like a whole breakfast in one slice of bread. All-inclusive!
If you’re type of breakfast is a slice of toast with jam and a glass of orange juice, than this bread is for you!
This Orange Cranberry Bread combines the sweet and refreshing citrus flavor of freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest with the tartness of frozen cranberries, sweetened with just a bit with honey. It’s egg and dairy free, the only fat coming from a little vegetable oil.
The idea of this bread came after Shulie (foodwanderings) asked me if I tried my Cranberry sweet buns with frozen cranberries. I haven’t (yet) but I was so intrigued by the idea of using frozen cranberries in a yeast bread I just had to try it.
I have to tell you, I was afraid the cranberries would make a big sticky mess once they were defrosted. I’m happy to tell you that wasn’t the case.
During baking, the cranberries melted and formed these sort of jam pockets. It was like eating bread with cranberry jam while enjoying a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Sending love your way,