Christmas Cranberry Choco Chip Bread


CHRISTMAS CRANBERRY
CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup dark chocolate chips
or semi-sweet chips

1 cup fresh or frozen
cranberries, coarsely chopped

½ cup pecan pieces

2 teaspoons freshly grated
orange peel

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter

¾ cup orange juice

1 egg, slightly beaten

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour 3 miniature loaf pans

Stir together chocolate
chips, cranberries, pecans and orange peel in a small bowl; set aside

Stir together flour, sugar,
baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Cut in shortening until
mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in orange juice, egg and
reserved

chocolate chip mixture until
moistened.

Divide equally among
prepared pans

Bake 40-45 minutes or until
wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 15 minutes; remove from
pans to wire rack. Cool completely.

This recipe was adapted from
a Hershey’s Chocolate site.