With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Cranberry Swirl Loaf ~ Oh WOW!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cranberry Swirl Loaf ~ Oh WOW!

Do I love this!!

 Cranberry Swirl Loaf
Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
Taste of Home

You Will Need
3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cold butter, divided

What to Do
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a saucepan, heat the water, milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat until combined. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-7 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

3. For filling, combine the cranberries, brown sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the butter, walnuts and lemon juice. Cool.

4. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 20-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread cooled filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place in a zigzag pattern in a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan.

5. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a small bowl; cut in 1 tablespoon butter until crumbly. Melt remaining butter; brush over dough. Sprinkle with topping. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Carefully remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 1 loaf


Mildred said...

Good Morning, What a beautiful bread! Looks like it would be good toasted for breakfast too. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Wishing you and your family a good day.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

It's like already having the jam on your bread! Great pictures!

niartist said...

OH YUM!!! Thank you SOOOO much for sharing the pictures and recipes with us! I'm going to give this a try this weekend!

Susan Wicker said...

Oh my GOODNESS, LDH, that looks wonderful. Is it hard to make? Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

h wow this looks amazing! Yay something new to do with all these cranberries I stock piled!!

Janice said...

i'm liking it already. What a cool way to get that swirl. Love it!

Carol said...

Ooooo this looks SO tasty. I just may give it a try and I love walnuts too, so that makes it even more tempting!!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh that looks soooooo delish!! We LOVE cranberry anything!
Have you had cranberry iced tea?
Thanks so much sweetie for sharing this treat!


Leslie said...

i am sure this is delicious but more than that it is so gorgeous

grey like snuffie said...

So glad you've been peeking into my world...thanks for visiting my blog. Probably one of the first things you should know about me is that I don't remember 5 minutes ago very well. LOL So I may repeat myself as I visit you. Hopefully my oven will get fixed soon...I'm thinking this recipe looks worthy of trying out...I have fun baking things and sending it to my husband's office. LOVE all the pictures with the post...I am a visual learner...with my knitting I wing it often instead of just relying on reading the directions. Makes life fun!

The DIY Show Off said...

Hi LDH! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your help. I really appreciate it!

I love the name of your blog. That's what I have. So many blessings and a thankful heart. :)

It's nice to meet you. I'm a new follower and I'm off to check out more of your blog.


The DIY Show Off said...

Ps. Did I mention that I'm forwarding that recipe to the cook (my husband). Thank you for sharing. It looks awesome! :)

HOPE said...

I love anything! Cranberry...taste, smell, color...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe..looks wonderful!

God bless..

Katt said...

omg how yum does that look!! thank you so much for sharing the recipe! can the same be done with frozen raspberries instead of cranberries?

Anonymous said...

visiting and love your recipes! Sure could have used your delish lemon tartlets recipe last week! Thanks so much!
Holley, Durham, NC

Bakergirl said...

I love anything with cranberries & this bread turned out beautifully! I bet it would make some pretty festive & Christmasy french toast.


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