Cranberry Cheese Bread


2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
2 tablespoons shortening
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 cup cranberries, halved
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Juice of 1 orange, plus water to make 3/4 cup


Combine first 5 ingredients, then cut in shortening. Mix remaining ingredients together and combine with dry mixture. Turn into greased 9x5-inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Let cool before slicing.


Makes 1 large loaf

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