Pros: Makes your house smell DELICIOUS as it's baking and tastes as good as it smells. Freezes and thaws well, and still tastes like it's only a day out of the oven. Almost cake-like, it's moist, decadent and delightfully zingy. You don't need even need a spread. Travels quite well. Cons: I found zest can create a bitter aftertaste, so I used orange EXTRACT instead. Directions on the box/bottle should tell you how much to substitute, and in my opinion, you get a better, more even taste throughout. I don't like the grittiness you sometimes get from cranberry seeds, so I cut my berries in half and rinsed away as many as I could before mixing them in. Time-consuming but totally worth it. The bread also cut a little better because there was no knife drag from whole berries. EDIT: I tried using the popular dried cranberries and it was still good, but not as delightfully zingy. Fresh cranberries are much better. Those are the only modifications I made to the recipe. It's as near perfect as any I've ever found here, and I've been using this site for years. The bottom line: This is wonderful bread. I made it for two different away-from-home Thanksgiving dinners, and everyone devoured it and asked for the recipe. After we got home, I made 2 more loaves just for us! This recipe is a KEEPER.
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Pros: Makes your house smell DELICIOUS as it's baking and tastes as good as it smells. Freezes...