Spicy Cranberry Bread

Spicy Cranberry Bread


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A fruit bread that gets it flavour from dried cranberries. This is a bread machine recipe so very easy to make.


Serves: 15 

  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 30g butter, softened
  • 2 cups (275g) bread flour
  • 1 1/4 cups (150g) wholemeal flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast
  • 125g dried cranberries

Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours5min 

  1. Place all ingredients (except cranberries) in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select bread cycle; press Start.
  2. If your machine has a Fruit setting, add the cranberries at the signal, or about 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished.

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Reviews (6)

Chelsey E

Something else. Really liked this recipe! Moist with just the perfect amount of cranberries. Doubled the spices as suggested and also substituted 4T water for 4T OJ. I don't have a bread machine, so I dissolved the yeast in the warm water and let it sit, mixed together dry ingredients (EXCEPT 200g flour) added the butter (melted) and liquid stuff. Then I mixed/kneaded in the last bit of flour. Kneaded about 8 minutes (until elastic-y) and then let rise until it doubled (about 1hr), put in a greased loaf tin and let rise again (mine took about 40-50min to double) and then baked at 200 for 15 min and then reduced to 180 for 25 min (mine is an electric oven and somewhat goofy, so you might need to adjust the baking time) - 08 Oct 2008


Altered ingredient amounts. Yum! I doubled the spices as suggested by other reviewers, and only had fresh (thawed) cranberries. YUM! gorgeous hot, or toasted - 08 Oct 2008

Salty Lady

I tried this recipe over the weekend and was very impressed. It made a nicely chewy, just sweet enough loaf although I will probably add more dried cranberries next time (a personal preference). I strongly recommend soaking the dried cranberries to plump them before adding them to the dough. Toasts nicely. - 08 Oct 2008

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