I followed the recipe exactly as written and it came out great. I did use kumquats as I found them in the grocery store in late December. I would like more cranberries throughout the bread, but agree that most likely they would sink to the bottom. This bread has received rave reviews from friends as well.
Kumquat-Cranberry Cornmeal Loaf
Juicy fruit bakes on the bottom of the bread, which is inverted to reveal a gorgeously jeweled top. Slice off a thin layer of the domed end to create a stable base once you turn out the bread.
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Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
- Calories: 198
- Fat: 7.8g
- Saturated fat: 1.3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 5.2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
- Protein: 2.7g
- Carbohydrate: 30g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Cholesterol: 24mg
- Iron: 1mg
- Sodium: 112mg
- Calcium: 20mg
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced kumquat or 2 tablespoons slivered orange rind strips
- 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- Baking spray with flour (such as Baker's Joy)
- 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup agave nectar
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup whole buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
- 2 large eggs
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
- 2. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl, and toss well. Coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with baking spray; line bottom of pan with wax paper. Coat wax paper with baking spray. Sprinkle bottom of pan with cranberry mixture. Set aside.
- 3. Weigh or lightly spoon 6.75 ounces flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine agave nectar and the remaining ingredients in a bowl, stirring well, and add agave mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan over cranberry mixture. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack.
- 4. Cut dome off bread using a serrated knife. Place a plate upside down on top of bread; invert bread onto plate. Discard wax paper. Cool.
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