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cranberry raisin bread

Recipe by
Kyle Dalakas
Akron, OH

Cranberry Raisin Bread is a perfect, simple, delicious, satisfying sweet yeast bread.

yield 2 loaves
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry raisin bread

  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c
    cane sugar
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    dried cranberries
  • 3/4 c
    golden raisins

How To Make cranberry raisin bread

  • 1
    Mix yeast with warm, not hot, water. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cane sugar, melted butter and milk until well blended, about 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in yeast mixture. Stir in the cranberries and raisins.
  • 3
    Beat in half the flour and knead in the other half by hand on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • 4
    Form dough into a ball and place in a large greased bowl, turning once to coat.
  • 5
    Cover with a clean towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about one hour.
  • 6
    Punch down and divide dough in half. Form each half into a loaf and place in two greased 9" x 5" bread pans. Cover with towel and let rise in pans for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • 7
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Loaves are done when nicely browned and sound hollow when tapped.
  • 8
    Let cool on rack for 10 minutes. Loosen edges with a sharp knife. Turn out onto rack and let cool completely.
  • 9