When grating orange peel, be sure to grate only the orange part of the skin. The white part, or pith, is very bitter.
Fresh cranberries are available only during the fall and early winter. Why not buy a few extra bags to keep in your freezer? You can freeze them for up to a year.
To avoid “ledges on the edges” of your quick bread, grease only the bottom of the baking pan. A fully greased pan prevents the bread from forming a nicely rounded top.
Go nuts! Walnuts, pecans and cashews are perfect for this quick bread. Pick your favorite.
If the loaf sticks to the pan, press gently on the sides of the loaf with a knife or metal spatula to loosen.