First off you mix the dry ingredients together and cut in the shortening.
Next stir in the orange juice, egg, and orange zest...just enough to moisten. Then fold in the cranberries and nuts. I used my food processor to chop them. Before I had one, I just used a knife and a cutting board, but those cranberries are roly little stinkers and it's definitely faster to use the processor...just make sure you don't pulverize them. You want fairly big chunks of berries.
Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. One tip: to keep your bread from sinking..only grease the bottom of the pan. That way the bread clings to the sides as it bakes!
Cranberry Nut Bread
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
1 TB grated orange peel
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt (optional)
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 TB shortening
3/4 cup orange juice
1 egg well beaten
Mix dry ingredients and cut in shortening. Stir in orange juice, egg and orange peel just enough to moisten. Fold in cranberries and nuts. Bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees. Test with a toothpick. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan.