(makes 4 loaves/48 muffins)
|Santa loves me|
Best. Christmas. Ever.
4 cups white flour
4 cups whole wheat PASTRY flour (can also be white, if you so desire)
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup oil (or butter, if you wish)
2 cups liquid (milk/soy milk/water or any combination thereof)
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup applesauce
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract
Step 3: Combine all the above. Really, it's that simple.
Step 4: Fold in 2 bags of cranberries (preferably frozen, so they don't get mashed). This is the part that used to make me cry when I was doing it by hand. I guess I should work on my upper body strength more.
Step 5: Pour batter into greased loaf pans and/or lined muffin tins. Remember to let the children fight over which color muffin papers to put in which tins. Rituals are important.
|See? It works.|
Step 7: Neglect to set timer and spend the next hour obsessively checking with a toothpick to see if the bread/muffins are done.
You're welcome. You can halve the recipe, of course; but we use the extra loaves as Christmas gifts for our long-suffering neighbors who have put up with the myriad inconveniences inflicted on them by our family for the past 15 years.
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