Eventhough I have my favorite cranberry bread recipe, I tried this one. 'Never used orange extract before & trying to get fruit in the children, I went for it. :) 1 3/4c sugar seemed like a lot of sugar - more like the amount for a cake, or two loaves. Yes, I admit it, I reduced it to one cup. I stopped myself from other changes except for oven temperature. Oh, I didn't do the fruit & sugar topping thing. Oh, & I only had a cup & a half cranberries. Hey, it's all I had that were useable! :D Oh, yikes :D, I changed the directions: Creamed the butter & sugar, added the eggs. Combined the milk & sour cream (which I think could be subbed for buttermilk it would seem). Added the extracts to the milk mixture then added that to the combined dry ingredients. Folded in the berries & oranges. 9x5 loaf pan, 350 the whole time, an hour ten. Sum up: Not as good as my regular cranberry loaf by carol. This one is a little dense & moist enough. A cup of sugar was fine. If I were to play with it, I'd probably increase liquid/fat & add another egg or baking soda/powder. It makes a big loaf. There aren't really enough oranges or cranberries (yes, I had half cup less). 'Should't be as fruity as fritcake, but more could be used for sure - at least in my opinion.
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Eventhough I have my favorite cranberry bread recipe, I tried this one. 'Never used orange...