Monday, November 4, 2013
Concord Foods’ Cranberry Bread Mix Review and Giveaway!
I was recently contacted by Ocean Spray company to taste test their new Concord Foods’ Cranberry Bread Mix. I am always a fan of seasonal goodies and the combination of tart cranberries and refreshing orange zest sounded like the perfect mix. When I received the package I immediately checked out the ingredients and I was happy to see that I could actually understand (and pronounce) all of them. Ocean spray made it super easy to prepare a loaf that tasted just as good as homemade.
Just add 1/2 cup water
1 cup chopped fresh Ocean Spray cranberries (you can also use Craisins® Dried Cranberries, just make sure that you soak them in water to re-hydrate them for at least 20 minutes.)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
2.Simply stir in the water and egg, then lightly fold in cranberries and nuts (if using). Pour mix into prepared pan and bake for 45 min. or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
This bread not only fills your house with heavenly smells, with it's colorful appearance, it looks beautiful as well. At first I was hesitant because sometimes orange flavors can be overpowering but I found that this bread had the perfect balance of tart and sweet. The bread was moist, fragrant, and bursting with the sweet floral accents of the fruit with the slightly tart cranberries. I myself did not find it necessary to add any spreadable topping but my family liked it with a little butter on top. This bread would definitely compliment any holiday meal but make sure to pick this baby up before the end of December because this mix will only be available during the cranberry harvest season! For other recipe ideas, products, and coupon offers, check out the Ocean Spray website.
This giveaway will include:
-A bag of Ocean Spray craisins
-A box of Concord Foods Cranberry Bread Mix
-A brand new Calphalon loaf pan
-And a bag of fresh, all natural cranberries
To enter, simply comment on this post and earn extra entries by liking The Nifty Cupcake on facebook and following me on instagram. A winner will be randomly selected this Friday at 8:00pm Eastern time.
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