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Cranberry Pine Nut Bread recipe

Cranberry Pine Nut Bread recipe

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  • Bread
  • Yeast bread

This is a wholesome bread studded with cranberries and pine nuts, making for a delicious breakfast or afternoon treat when toasted. Wheatgerm and oats add an extra bit of goodness.

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IngredientsServes: 24

  • 3 teaspoons dried active baking yeast
  • 300ml warm water (45 degrees C)
  • 250g bread flour
  • 60g wheatgerm
  • 40g poridge oats
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 240g dried cranberries
  • 70g pine nuts

MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:45min ›Extra time:1hr30min rising › Ready in:2hr45min

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the flour, wheatgerm, oats, dark brown soft sugar, egg, butter and salt; stir well to combine. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Deflate the dough, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead in the cranberries and pine nuts. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 1 lb loaf tins. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(7)

Reviews in English (6)


Pinenuts and Craisins go together nicely. Nice taste. I liked it toasted and then spread with butter. I only had 1 cup of Craisins and think 2 might be excessive. I had to use more that 2 cups of flour in order to knead the dough because it was too sticky. Also, this was done in just 30 minutes, 45 to 55 minutes would have burned it.-22 Feb 2004

by TheBritishBaker

BREAD MACHINE REVIEW: I decided to try at making this in the bread machine and it really did turn out quite well. First of all I added all the wet ingredients, then the dry (even the cranberries and nuts) then turned it to the dough setting. Once it reached the end of the dough cycle, I kneaded a little and dropped in a greased pan. I glazed the top with beaten egg, and cooked in the oven as usual. Great tasting breakfast bread, perfect with a smear of butter!-10 Apr 2011


I used mixed dried fruit instead of just cranberries, and I think the loaves taste great. They didn't rise as high as I thought they would, but their texture is light. Watch the baking time on these though--35 minutes in the oven and mine came close to being burnt. 45 minutes would be way too much time in the oven.-18 Nov 2003

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