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Cranberry Walnut Bread #CranberryWeek

By Sue Lau @zzazzazza

Country style cranberry walnut bread is chock full of both fruit and nuts, sweetened with a hint of cinnamon and molasses.
Cranberry Walnut Bread #CranberryWeek

Cranberry Walnut Bread

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

My recipe of the day is for cranberry walnut bread as part of #CranberryWeek which begins today and continues all week long as bloggers jointly share their favorite cranberry recipes.

The Inspiration

This bread is actually a riff off an old ABM recipe I have been making since the 1990's. When I first got an ABM years ago I also picked up a book called Electric Bread and was using recipes from that. They's had an apricot bread recipe that used jam and I adapted that out to use dried cranberries and the old Knott's Berry Farm raspberry-cranberry jam. After time, I couldn't get that jam anymore so made this less trying to do without.

With Walnuts

Not long ago I came across a wonderful artisan loaf that was dense with cranberries, walnuts and apricots. I was going to do a version of that for today but spaced on using the apricots, and realized after the dough was going. My dough isn't short anything- I was just mixing up the ideas between the two breads in my mind when putting it together.

Betwixt, Between, Be Better

So this dough is somewhere between the two breads. I know my old ABM recipe wasn't using any molasses, although I am pretty sure it's in the bakery bread. And theirs was a sourdough wheat blend, but I just went with white. The cranberry sauce blends out to take the place of the rasp-cran jam I used to use. Essentially cranberry sauce is just a jam anyway.

Aw Nuts!

The nuts in the photos don't show up that well- they may look like underdone spots in the dough from their color but I assure you it's not the case. Those are just sliced walnuts.

Thumb's Up

The bread really is very good- I think I have exceeded either of the two breads that inspired this. The only thing that wanted for more was the cut I made with a lame that didn't really take. It looks like a slight dent instead of a better crease. You can try your luck with that if you want but the bread will taste great either way.

Cranberry Walnut Bread #CranberryWeek

Cranberry Week

It's Cranberry Week! See all the other delicious cranberry recipes being shared today (and follow #cranberryweek to see even more):

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