Christmas Jewelled Cranberry and Walnut Bread: Bread Machine

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 15 mins

A wonderful bread made in the bread machine for any time of the year - but it is especially delicious on Christmas Morning, and throughout the festive period. I always make my famous "The Day after Christmas Sarnies" - Sandwiches - with this bread! (That recipe is also posted on RecipeZaar) I find it difficult to get hold of fresh cranberries where I live, so this recipe uses dried cranberries, but I am sure it would work equally as well with fresh ones too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all the ingredients, EXCEPT the walnuts & the dried cranberries, into your breadmaker in the suggested order; mine is wet first, then dry & then the yeast last.
  2. Put the walnut pieces & dried cranberries into the Extras tray - if your breadmaker does not have an Extras tray, add them manually in the last knead.
  3. (Also, if your breadmaker's slot for Extras is small, add some of them by hand when the Extras tray opens!).
  4. Bake on White 2lb Rapid Medium crust OR White 2lb Normal Medium crust with the Extras setting if your bread maker has it.
  5. When the bread has finished baking, remove from the breadmaker carefully, with oven gloves, and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
  6. Remove the paddle BEFORE slicing, if it has remained in the bread.
  7. Great with: Cold Meats, Cheeses, Salads & Cream Cheese and also made up as my famous Christmas Sarnie(Sandwich)!
Most Helpful

5 5

I love this bread. It was the first and best one that I made in my new bread machine and I've made it several times since. I ran out of cranberries and tried it with cherries today and it's great. I'm a big cranberry fan, so I'll go back to them, but this is one of my all time favorite breads. Thanks so much for sharing it.

5 5

I made this load just before Christmas. I reduced the size by using 400g of flour and the rest of the ingredients in proportion. It baked perfectly and when cut it looked great. I found it a bit too sweet for my taste, but then I found that the dried cranberries were very sweet, as they were preserved with a lot of sugar. Next time I will reduce the quantity of sugar. It made great ham sandwiches. A very good recipe to add to your collection - and mine!

5 5

I loved this bread! I am a big fan of cranberries (a little-used fruit here in Oz) so I am always looking for new ways to put them into my cooking. I substituted Pecans as I have a freezer full of them and the result was great - excellent with cold meats!!