White Chocolate-Iced Cranberry Bread

With oranges and cranberries, this quick bread already hits high notes, but the special chocolate icing lifts it even higher.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Bread

2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
3/4
cup sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup coarsely chopped sweetened dried cranberries
3/4
cup half-and-half
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
2
eggs
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4
cup orange juice

Icing

1
oz. white chocolate baking bar, chopped
1
to 2 tablespoons half-and-half
1/2
cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in cranberries.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine 3/4 cup half-and-half, orange peel and eggs; beat well. Add half-and-half mixture, melted butter and orange juice to flour mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into greased pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until deep golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run knife around edges of pan to loosen. Remove loaf from pan; place on wire rack. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 4 In small microwave-safe bowl, combine baking bar and 1 tablespoon of the half-and-half. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave an additional 10 to 20 seconds. With wire whisk, beat in powdered sugar until smooth. If necessary, add additional half-and-half, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until of desired consistency. Spoon and spread icing over cooled loaf, allowing some to run down sides.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Slice
    Calories
    285
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    280mg
    280%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    42g
    42%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    24g
    24%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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