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Lovely Cranberry Bread

Lovely Cranberry Bread

Heart shape bread dotted with red cranberries. They're perfect for gifting.

Ingredients: 8 pieces

*Bread (strong) flour
150 g
*Whole wheat flour
50 g
*Honey
40 g
*Butter
10 g
*Salt
1 teaspoon
Dry yeast
4 g (1 teaspoon)
Lukewarm water (30℃)
100 ml
Dried cranberries
40 g
Raisins
15 g

Steps

1. Dissolve the dry yeast in the lukewarm water. Soak the cranberries and raisins in water for 10 minutes to rehydrate. Lightly chop them and pat dry well with a paper towel.
2. Put the ingredients marked * into a bowl and lightly mix with a wooden spatula. When mixed, add the yeast from Step 1.
3. Mix quickly by hand until the dough is no longer sticky and it has come together.
4. Place the dough on a board and knead it. Hit the dough on the work surface and knead. Repeat until the surface is smooth.
5. Mix the cranberries and raisins from Step 1 into the dough.
6. Place it over a double boiler (30℃), and cover with a shower cap for the first rising.
7. Check the dough with your finger, then roll it into 8 balls. Cover with a moist kitchen towel and let sit for 8 minutes.
8. Shape the dough like a teardrop, and cut in half with a scraper, leaving 1 cm at the pointed end intact. Twist and open to shape it into a heart.
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11. Let rise a second time for 28 minutes.
12. Bake for 10 minutes at 180℃. Turn them over, and they're done when they turn a golden color.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had some dried cranberries and thought heart shaped bread with the cranberries mixed in would be cute.