Cooking with Love

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Sweet Friday!

This weekend is a cold one. Since the waether is usually not terribly extreme we tend to be spoiled. So when it gets under 15 degrees C - we freeze.
So today was a kitchen day. Filling the house with sweet smells and warmth from the oven. I do love baking!

So Istarted the morning with a fresh lof of Walnut Cranberry Bread. This bread has been a huge success and usually doesn't even get a chance to cool off. I will start making it with half the amount of sugar, I think its a bit soo sweet.
Walnut Cranberry Bread
3 cups bread flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
4 tsp. yeast
3 Tbs. brown sugar
2 tsp. salt
5 Tbs. Olive Oil
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup cranberries (or raisins)

Knead all ingreients, except the walnuts and cranberries for 10 minutes. Add the nuts and berrys and knead 2 addidional minutes.
Place in an oiled bowl and cover. Proof dough till double in size.
Roll dough to desired loaf and let rise again till doubled in size.
Flour the top and with a very sharp knife make some slashes on the top of the bread.
Bake in a hot oven 220C for about 40 minutes.

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