Friday, December 28, 2012

Cranberry Yeast Bread

  

 
One of my favorite sandwiches at a local tea house is made with a cranberrry bread. I decided to combine a French bread recipe with a raisin bread recipe to make this bread - which makes for some amazing turkey sandwiches! Slice up the fresh bread and layer on the mayo, lettuce and left over turkey. Add stuffing too, if there is some of that around. 
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups very warm water
  • 4 1/2 - 5 cups flour, divided
  • 2 Tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Method:
  1. In a large bowl, (or kitchen aid bowl) beat eggs, oil and salt, then slowly add very warm water, while beating.
  2. Stir in 2 cups flour, then yeast.
  3. Stir in combined craisins, cranberries, orange zest and sugar.
  4. Continue adding flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough hold together - is not too sticky and can be shaped into a ball with floured hands.
  5. Cover with tea towel and plastic bag. Let rise until double, about one hour.
  6. Divide in half. Roll each half out to about 8 x 14 inches, then roll up jelly roll style, starting with long side.
  7. Place on greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Cover and let rise 30 - 60 minutes.
  8. Brush with beaten egg (optional) and bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove to cooling rack to cool.
 
     
     
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19 comments:

  1. There's just something about those cranberries and the holiday season :) ~ that bread looks yummy, especially for making a turkey sandwich. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hallo,wie geht es Euch?
    Wieder eine wunderschöne Rezept von dir.Leeecker!
    Ich wünsche dir und deine Familie ein 2013 voller Wunder,und Frieden in Christus Jesus.Bussi.Luciene.

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  3. Looks yummy! I haven't been back here for about a week! I miss all your recipes and thoughts.... this bread looks amazing!

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  4. What a great idea...turkey sandwiches on cranberry bread. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration, Anneliese!

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  5. Looks delicious! I am going to try it in my breadmaker. Thinking it would be very good for toast too! Marlene

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  6. I really love all the delicious recipes you share, so I've nominated you for the Super Sweet Blog Award! Check out my blog post for details!

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  7. I made this just after you posted it on fb this morning and had a piece a few minutes ago....outstanding!

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    1. Thank you, Vicky! It's always good to know when a new recipe is successful!

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  8. I had just the right of fresh cranberries leftover to make this. It is in the oven right now! Thanks for this great idea!!

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  9. This recipe sounds incredibly delicious! Thank you!

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  10. Would using all craisins have similar results????

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    1. You can use whatever you have... I was not sure what kind to use... so I just used a bit of both. =) The craisisns are sweetened (more of a raisin texture and taste) while the cranberries are tart and juicy.

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  11. I'm going to save this recipe! I love good bread and have to eat low sugar...this will be perfect for me!

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  12. I made this yesterday! I love it! I think the next time I might try substituting some of the water with some orange juice. Hope it works! Thanks for the great recipes, I really enjoy your blog!

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  13. would the cranberries turn the dough pink? or did you coat the cranberries with flour before adding them?

    ellie

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    1. Ellie, I just added them in as it says and the dough did not turn pink. The cranberries, juiced up a tad as they baked as you can tell on the photo... but no pink dough before baking.

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  14. Just made the bread and it is the very best, hubby and I have ate almost 1/2 a loaf..... does that say it all!

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    1. This morning made French toast and it is "excellent" in his words!

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