Cranberry Christmas Bread

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DSC01948Hello Everyone,

I only have 20 minutes to post so this will be short and sweet.  If I have time to delete and re-post during the holidays, I will. If not, here you go!

This week we were baking from Rose’s newest baking book the Cranberry Christmas Bread

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When I went to my pantry, I had two packages of dried cherries but NO cranberries to be had; so this turned into “Cherry Christmas Bread” for me

After a 3 day fermentation time for the BIGA and 9 hours to make the bread from roasting walnuts to taking the loaf from the oven and letting it cool…. here we go

BIGA prepared and ready to ferment for 3 days

BIGA prepared and ready to ferment for 3 days

Rising time start to finish

Rising time start to finish

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I cut the water by half and added 1/8 cup orange liquor

For the soaking liquid for the dried fruit, I cut the water by half and added 1/8 cup orange liquor

Added 1/8 cup of raspberry liquor

Added 1/8 cup of raspberry liquor

Loaf at final stage of rising for 1 hour covered with sprayed plastic wrap

Loaf at final stage of rising for 1 hour covered with sprayed plastic wrap

I served this with Apricot Lekvar and it was a splendid breakfast.  The rest is frozen for Christmas with Friends

 

HAPPY BAKING YA’LL!

4 thoughts on “Cranberry Christmas Bread

  1. I like the quick post – it reflects the holiday rush! This was nice bread and the cherries with the liqueurs sounds very festive.

  2. Brilliant adding the liquors! I actually thought about using dried cherries when my husband complained about the cranberries so will make a note for future. He ended up liking the cranberry bread a lot so go figure.

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