Holiday Cranberry Bread
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
Combine juice and grated rind of one orange, 2 Tbsp. shortening and enough boiling water to make a total of 3/4 cup.
Add 1 egg, well beaten.
Stir liquid into dry ingredients until flour is dampened.
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raw cranberries, halved.
Pour into a greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 pan.
Bake at 350º for 60 to 70 minutes.
1 pint oysters
4 Tbsp. oyster liquor
2 Tbsp. cream
1/2 cup stale bread crumb
1 cup cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
Salt and pepper
Mix bread and cracker crumbs and stir in butter.
Put a thin layer in bottom of shallow, buttered baking dish, cover with oysters, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add half, each, of oyster liquor and cream.
Repeat and cover top with remaining crumbs.
Bake 30 minutes in 450º oven.
Never allow more than two layers of oysters for scalloped oysters.