“Cranberry Thanksgiving” by Wende and Harry Devlin and Make Cranberry Bread

Weekly Trip to the Library

For kids who love a good mystery, the book Cranberry Thanksgiving is a treaure.  Maggie and her Grandmother are inviting guests for Thanksgiving dinner and serving their famous cranberry bread made from a secret recipe.  But when the recipe turns up missing, they suspect one of their guests is the thief!  There is a great moral in the story — never judge a book by it’s cover — that kids will learn as they read. 

Also included is a wonderful recipe for homemade Cranberry Bread for you to use during the holidays. 

Cranberry Bread Recipe

You Will Need:

2 Cups Sifted All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Butter or Margarine
1 Egg, Beaten
1 teaspoon Grated Orange Peel
3/4 Cup Orange Juice
1-1/2 Cups Light Raisins
1-1/2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, Chopped

What to Do:

1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda into a large bowl.

2. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.

3. Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice all at once; stir just until mixture is evenly moist. Fold in raisins and cranberries.

4. Spoon into a greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.

5. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

6. Remove from pan; cook on a wire rack.

If you choose, you may substitute cranberries for the raisins to have an all cranberry bread.

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