Buttermilk again. Yup, in spite of swearing that I won't be buying anymore buttermilk (unnecessarily), I immediately grabbed a carton when I saw it at the supermarket.
I had plans you see, I wanted to make biscuits. Ever since I tried the biscuits at Texas Chicken, I told myself that I must bake some. And buttermilk is one of the ingredients.
But....as usual I deviate from my plans. Instead I got distracted when I was searching for ways to dispose off any leftover buttermilk. Yup, I was thinking......after baking biscuits what was I going to do with the rest of the buttermilk?
Apparently you can make Buttermilk Quick Bread and I found 10 variations here. So there goes my biscuits (which I felt was too time consuming) and instead I baked a Cranberry Walnut Loaf (which was a lot easier).
Besides, I had some dried cranberries and leftover walnuts to get rid of, so this was in a way perfect.
There's orange zest in this cake, so the aroma was lovely.
The batter is not as wet as the Blueberry Lemon Zucchini Bread and it took only 45 minutes to bake.
Are you disappointed I didn't bake biscuits? Actually I kinda regretted it because it would have gone so well with my Oven Fried Buttermilk Chicken.
But no worries, if I see buttermilk on the supermarket shelves, I will be sure to grab another carton because I do want to bake them biscuits!
Buttermilk Cranberry Walnut Loaf
Recipe source : Adapted from The Kitchnn
- 240g self raising flour
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- zest from 1 orange
- 1 cup dried cranberries, tossed with some flour
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and tossed with some flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 125g butter, melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and orange zest. Set aside.
2. In another bowl whisk together melted butter, egg, vanilla extract and buttermilk.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and fold to combine.
4. Once the batter is evenly mixed, fold in the dried cranberries and walnuts.
5. Pour batter into a lined loaf pan and bake at 160C for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.