Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Cranberry~Blueberry Bread

One of the best smells in the world is fresh baking bread.  I wanted to make a good sandwich and toast bread so I added some dried cranberries and blueberry infused cranberries to it.  I can highly recommend it for ham and turkey sandwiches.

Cranberry & Blueberry Bread
3 1/2 cups bread flour
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups warm water
2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp extra light virgin olive oil

3 tbsp nonfat dry milk powder
1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/3 cup dried blueberries (or blueberry infused cranberries), chopped

Combine warm water, sugar and yeast and allow to sit for 15 minutes.  Add in olive oil before adding to the dry ingredients in your mixer bowl.   Pour in yeast and water mixture and mix with your dough hook until it kneads for 4 minutes.

Place dough in a clean bowl with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil rubbed on all sides and allow to raise until it has doubled.  Lightly punch down and shape to fit into a greased bread pan.  Allow to rise again.

Bake for 25 minutes at 350°.  Remove from oven and brush on 1 tbsp of butter.  Return to oven for an additional 2 minutes.