Contributed by: NAPSA
From the Kitchen: Say Thanks With A Home-Baked Gift (NAPSA) - 'Tis the season for caroling, entertaining and gift giving. Whether the holiday occasion is a festive brunch or dinner at a friend's home, a gift for the host is a perfect way to say "thank you."
Quick breads are an excellent baked good to give because they're simple and delicious. Quick breads don't require kneading or rising because they're yeast-free, and most can be assembled in 10 to 15 minutes.
For the best-tasting quick breads, follow these foolproof baking tips:
Try some simple and creative ideas when packaging your home-baked creation. For example, gift wrap baked goods on a holiday serving plate, or put them in decorative bags with gift tags and write seasonal messages on them with a silver paint pen for a festive look. Visit bakersjoy.com for more gift-giving tips, delicious recipe ideas and free downloadable gift tags.
Preheat oven to 350 F (160 C), spray 9"x5"x3" pan with Baker's Joy.
Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and juice mixture, mix well.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together; add to butter mixture.
Fold in cranberries and grated orange to mixture.
Pour in pan, bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven, let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan; cool on cake rack, slice.
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