I always love to bake my own bread, trying out classic recipes and sometimes adding my little twist to the original creations.
So far I haven't tried cranberry in my baking and this is going to be my venture this week. If you have a bread maker, it will cut down all the manual work but I made my bread by hand from start to finish. This gives a great satisfaction and learning process, you can tell by mixing the dough whether it has a perfect balance of water, butter and flour.
This Cranberry Yeast Bread makes one big loaf but I turned mine into 3 strand braided loaf. The method varies slightly from regular yeast bread by spreading some butter and sprinkle with brown sugar before final shaping. Am surprise to see the bread still not very sweet, the way I like it.
Everyone in my family loved this Cranberry Yeast Bread, It was a complete success! This recipe is definitely a keeper and will be used often.