Grape and Cranberry Tea Bread

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grape and cranberry tea bread

cranberry batter bread

Relax with a cup of tea and a slice - or two - of grape and cranberry tea bread. 

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  • 2-4 loavesServings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cupsugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup lowfat dairy sour cream
  • 1/4 cup lowfat milk
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups halved California seedless grapes
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preparation

1. Combine all ingredients except grapes; mix well. 

2. Gently mix in grapes. 

3. Oil and flour the bottoms of four 5 X 2-1/2 X 2-1/4-inch loaf pans.

4.  Pour one-fourth of batter into each pan. Bake at 350° F for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. 

5. Turn out onto wire rack and cool completely before slicing.

 Notes:

Make ahead, wrap in aluminum foil, freeze and give as gifts during the holidays.

Batter may be baked in two 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 1/2 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350° F for 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely per directions above. Each loaf will yield about 16 (1/2 inch) slices.

Bread may be tightly wrapped and refrigerated up to one week. For longer storage, wrap in aluminum foil or in freezer-safe plastic bags and freeze.