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Grandma Margot's Cranberry Nut Bread

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"Grandma Margot always got the kids involved in preparing this dish for Thanksgiving. Now we make it for her!"

Ingredients

Juice of two oranges
1/2 cup butter
4 eggs
2-1/2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups sliced raw cranberries
Grated rind of two oranges
1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
1 teaspoon ground cloves, optional

Instructions

Grease two rectangular loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour orange juice into a 2-cup measuring cup or bowl, fill with hot water, pour into a mixing bowl, add butter and let cool.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs until thick. Add sugar gradually to egg mixture. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Add to egg mixture alternately with juice mixture, stirring until well combined. Stir in cranberries, grated orange rind and nuts, folding gently into batter. If desired, sprinkle in 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

Hannah Cosdon
Rock Island



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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
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