Monday, January 21, 2013

Cranberry Nut Bread

I received this gorgeous tea set from some dear friends this past Christmas.  Isn't it so soft and feminine with the pretty roses?  I'm displaying it on my Mom's tea wagon that she gave me years ago.  She bought this piece in Pennsylvania when I was in the second grade.  I just love it!

Here's a close-up of the teapot, sugar and creamer.  The set has six teacups and saucers and also teabag holders.  Isn't it perfect for Sandi's 3rd year blog anniversary party at Rose Chintz Cottage?

I'm having some White Chocolate Obsession tea today from Bigelow.  It sure satisfies the chocolate fix!

A book on tea is always fun to read!  Aren't the little teabag holders sweet?

How about some cranberry nut bread with a cream cheese spread?

I used some clean cans like I did in the olden days!

Cranberry Nut Bread

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
2 T. vegetable oil
1 T. orange zest
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9 x 5 -inch loaf pan.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Stir in the orange juice, oil, orange zest and egg.  Mix until well blended.  Stir in cranberries and nuts.  Spread evenly in loaf pan.  Bake for 55  minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes before removing from pan; cool completely.

NOTE:  For the tin cans, I baked them for about 35 minutes and I got 3 and 1/2 cans out of the recipe.

Tip:  I always have a few extra bags of cranberries in my freezer.

I am sharing with these lovely parties:

           Thank you for visiting my kitchen!


  1. The bread sounds delicious! I love the tea set too, they are beautiful and you have it displayed so pretty ♥

  2. Kitty, a perfect bread to go with a cup of tea. The tea set is so pretty and feminine.
    I love the presentation. I like to use cans too. XO Linda

  3. That's a beautiful teaset, Kitty, and absolutely perfect for Sandi's Rose party. The bread looks awesome!

  4. Hi Kitty,
    What a lovely tea set from your friends! Such pretty roses and perfect for today's tea party! Your bread looks scrumptious. My mother used to make a bread or pudding in tin cans but I cannot remember which. I had forgotten about it until I saw yours. Storing extra bags of cranberries in the freezer; a wonderful idea! Thank you for coming to tea today. I always enjoy your company and have a beautiful day, my friend.


  5. Hi Kitty
    I'm not so sure about a chocolate tea taking care of the craving but it does sound delightful. It's always a special treat when friends buy us something tea related and your new set is adorable.
    I haven't used cans to bake anything in for a long time but surely did in my olden days too! :-)

  6. What a beautiful gift! Your teaset is gorgeous. And I love the recipe. I am going to try it soon. I like to use the cans for breads like this. Of course one of my addictions is the Boston Brown bread in the can. Oh, I just love it slathered with cream cheese! I hope you are having a fun day!

  7. Hi Kitty, oh that tea bread looks so good. Your new tea set is beautiful, a very lovely gift. And the cloth, a gorgeous color. Beautiful post. I need to buy coffee in tin cans again! xo

  8. Kitty, that tea does sound good! What a lovely tea set from your friends, and that you could use it for your special tea. I just spotted some cranberries in my freezer last evening, and now you are posting this recipe. I think that is a sign that I should make some bread. xo

  9. Kitty, your new tea set is lovely and perfect for Sandi's party. The cranberry bread looks delicious and what fun to see it baked in cans -- the good old days! Happy Tea Day!

  10. Your new tea set is just beautiful Kitty, what a sweet gift! The tea sounds good, I, um... need to cut back on the real thing-enjoy:@)

  11. Your tea set is really pretty and the bread sounds delicious. Enjoy! Pamela

  12. Kitty .. thank you so much for visiting. Your tea set is gorgeous and the roses certainly remind us that warmer days are ahead. Your Cranberry Nut Bread looks trse Yummy and sounds divine. I love the creative use of cans to bake it. Wishing you a fabulous week..

  13. Oh, the tea service is beautiful and the bread baked in the can are is so fun! :)

  14. Kitty - I would feel soooo pampered to come have tea at your house. You make everything so special. LOVE your tea set...holders are just adorable. The bread looks fabulous too, and I think it's so so cool that you baked them in cans. Recipe sounds marvelous. Please be sure to stop by and leave a comment (or more) to enter a giveaway I have going on right now. Have a wonderful week ahead and stay warm. It's 14 here in Ohio tonight - BRRRRR! I need some tea. =)

  15. Hi Kitty! Oh, I love your pretty tea set and that cranberry bread looks so good. How neat to use cans to bake in!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  16. What a wonderful tea party you have created for Sandi, Kitty!

    I see she mentioned your gift of eggnog tea in her post today. It made me smile.

    You are such a dear heart.

  17. Gorgeous!! I'm not a solid tea drinker, except for iced tea. I do enjoy it in the cold weather or when I don't feel well. I used to collect tea pots and tea cups, however, I really don't have the room for them now. Sad ~ :(

    Thanks for sharing the recipe too! Will definitely be making this.

    Your blog looks great...of course, I always love red with black & white. :)


  18. OH I LOVE the idea of making them the OLDEN WAY in the cans!!! YUMMMMY and so Vintage"ly" CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! I also MUST try that tea!!! It sounds delicious...I always SQUIRREL AWAY the fresh cranberries in the freezer this time of year "SO I have enough to last till next fall when they stock them again"! I LOVE Cranberries ALL YEAR LONG!!!
    Thank you for your recipe and ideas...
    Big Squishy Hugs to you,

  19. Hello Kitty,
    what a fabulous blog design you have now. The rose tea set is beautiful. I am sure it was a great hit to get it for Christmas. And the Cranberry Nut Bread looks sooo yummy. I love Cranberries, too. Thank you for this nice post, the recipe and your visit with the sweet comment.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  20. Kitty, that Cranberry Nut Bread is making me drool! Your new tea set is very pretty, and everything looks so inviting!

  21. The bread sounds delicious. And your tea service is beautiful.

    Jocelyn @

  22. Hi Kitty,
    I'm just made myself a pot of tea and am now enjoying teatime tuesday! I love your new teaset! What a wonderful friend you have! Your crandberry nut bread looks so good and its another recipe I'm going to try when I get home! So pretty! Your cans brought back lots of good memories. My Mom used to make her gum drop cake every Christmas using cans. Thanks for sharing your recipe and happy tuesday!

  23. This would be my favorite quick bread ever! I need to try it with Stevia! Sounds so good with a cup of coffee...right now! Enjoy your afternoon!

  24. Beautiful tea set! My mom and aunt made bread in coffee cans back in the good 'ole days.

  25. Hi Kitty,
    Love your tea set, and the cranberry bread looks delicious:-)

  26. Loving your SUMMERTIMEROSE CHINA! Always a favorite! Thanks for linking to "Friends Sharing Tea"!!!!

  27. Hi Kitty,
    Every time I come over to your blog I just love your new look. What a lovely Tea Set and a perfect bread to have with afternoon tea. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  28. Oh so yummy yummy for the tummy! So happy you linked up at Weekend Potluck.

  29. love cranberry bread, took me awhile but I finally found a recipe that I liked. Yours is very close but the one I used has buttermilk in it..........I could go for a slice I am feeling a little hungry............Nice post andi thewednesdaybaker

  30. Oh, yummy and yummy! The tea set is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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