Cranberry and Nut Tea Bread

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Cranberry and Nut Tea Bread
20 minutes
1.5 hours


  • 8oz Plain Flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ level teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 level teaspoon Salt
  • 2oz Margarine
  • 6oz Sugar
  • ¼ pint Orange Juice
  • Rind of 1 Orange
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3oz Chopped Walnuts
  • 4oz Chopped Cranberries


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt.
  2. Rub in margarine and add sugar.
  3. Mix together egg, rind and juice and pour into the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix lightly, fold in walnuts and cranberries.
  5. Turn into greased and lined oblong loaf tin, about 8 and a half by 4 and a half inches, and bake for 1 and a quarter hours at gas4, 180C, 350F until golden and firm to touch.
  6. Leave to cool in tin for about half an hour and then turn out and cool. Serve sliced and buttered.

Can be iced if wished, can be frozen but before iced. Editors note: Keep an eye on the cooking time, we found this only needed about 40 minutes before it was done.