2 cups Authentic Foods GF Classical Blend
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon Authentic Foods Xanthan Gum
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup shortening
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
½ cup milk
2 eggs, beaten slightly
½ cup shelled walnuts, coarsely chopped
2 cups fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh grated orange rind
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
Sift Authentic Foods GF Classical Blend, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, Authentic Foods Xanthan Gum, and salt into large mixing bowl of electric mixer. Turn mixer to medium–low and blend in shortening until mixture resembles fine cornmeal. Pour in orange juice and egg and combine just until moistened. Fold in walnuts, cranberries, and orange rind.
Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55–60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove bread from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan after 10 minutes and cool completely on rack. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill before cutting. (Can be stored in refrigerator for 1 week or frozen up to 5 weeks).