Sunday, April 3, 2016


Cranberry Yeast Bread Recipe @

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.

Cranberry Yeast Bread Recipe @

Yield  :  One loaf

250  g  bread flour
50 g  butter
2  tsp instant yeast
1/2  tsp salt
3/4  cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1  cup dried cranberries
1 egg (reserve 2 tablespoon for glaze)

3 tablespoon melted butter
3 tablespoon brown sugar

Cranberry Yeast Bread Recipe @


In a small saucepan, melt the butter, add in milk and remove from heat.

When the milk is warm to touch add in yeast, sugar, salt and an egg. Stir well.

Pour milk mixture onto flour, stir with wooden spoon.   Mix in cranberries.   Knead by hand for  7 minutes or use a mixer until smooth and elastic,  

Cover and let it rise for  30 minutes. 

Punch the dough down,  knead for 1 minute until smooth.  Cover and let sit for another 30 minutes.

Knead again,  roll out dough into rectangle.   Spread butter evenly  on the surface,  sprinkle with brown sugar, leaving 1 in border around the edges.   Starting from the long side, roll up  tightly, pinching edges as you go  and forms into a log.

Flatten the log, with a sharp knife, divide into 3  equal portions, add more flour if needed. Roll each into a  long thick  rope about 11 in long.   Join the 3 ropes together at one end and start braiding.  Tuck in the ends. 

Place dough  onto baking pan, let it rest for 1.5  hour.  Towards the end of raising time, preheat oven @ 190 C.

Brush  with egg wash,  bake for 20 minutes @ 190 C until golden.

Cranberry Yeast Bread Recipe @

Other bread recipes:
Homemade Apple Rolls

Monkey Bread From Scratch

Apple Kolaches

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Motions and Emotions said...

such a lovely bread with the twist of cranberry

Rajesh said...

Delicious recipe.

Raising Samuels said...

This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe :)

Winnie said...

I'm not a breakfast girl but I'd looooooooove a few slices of this wonderful bread for my breakfast today.
I can almost smell the aroma via the screen!

Kushigalu said...

This bread looks so moist and super delicious!

Teresa B said...

Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party! Pinned!

Katerina said...

What a lovely fruity bread!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Your bread recipe looks so good.
Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

Jennifer A said...

I'm snacking on some cranberries tonight, so I had to check out your recipe. It's so pretty, and sounds delicious! I'll have to try it. Almonds are really good with cranberries, I may add some crushed almonds too. I found you on the This is How We Roll link up!

Rat said...

Tempting. :)
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Jess said...

This sounds tasty!

I would love for you to share this at my Facebook Group for Recipes, Crafts, and Tips and Tricks!!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

priya said...

This bread looks perfect moist and since Ina! New in baking I will definitely try this recipe

Unknown said...

yummy yummy... I love cranberry bread :-)

Helen at Lazy Gastrome said...

I see Christmas morning in this bread! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Donna @ Modern on Monticello said...

I am your this bread is delicious just like all of your recipes are. Thanks for linking up again this week. #HomeMattersParty

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Thanks for sharing at the Lazy Gastronome's What's for Dinner party! Have a fantastic week.