Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins
I've been experimenting with my breadmaker and this is the most fabulous loaf of bread I've ever made in it, so I shall post it quickly before I forget what I put in it! It tastes very similar to Great Harvest's Cranberry Orange bread, which they only offer around the holidays. Now I can have it all year! Yay! This makes a one-pound loaf, perfect for my Zoji mini. NOTE: If you absolutely can't find the pomegranate molasses (I found some at Whole Foods), you can substitute honey.
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 3⁄8 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
- 1 cup whole wheat flour, fresh ground
- 1 cup bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon orange zest (zest from one orange)
- Add ingredients to breadmaker pan in the order listed. I always mix the flour together with the salt and gluten before adding, and then make a well for the yeast in the center of the flour. My "mix-in" setting doesn't mix very well, so I just dumped the cranberries and orange zest on the top and it mixed in beautifully on the regular setting.
- Bake on the regular setting, light crust.
A really nice loaf of Bread..! I did make an error and added the juice of 1 whole orange which was 1/2 a cup instead of the quarter cup, but I continued to make as directed and just added equal amounts of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour, as needed to make the proper dough. I was also out of the extra gluten so left that out. I did bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 25 minutes in a loaf pan. It came out nice tender crust and fluffy.
My first quarter slice when cooled I ate with butter to get the taste, then I made a tuna salad sandwich with another slice. I cant wait to have a turkey sandwich with this bread also. Wonderful bread, well worth making Homemade Pomegranate Molasses the day before. Everyone should give this a try.
Congratulations--you nailed it! After trying Great Harvest's version I was really happy to have an opportunity to make this delicious bread on my own and this recipe did not disappoint. Since I was out of whole wheat flour I added a few tablespoons of wheat germ to the white flour as a substitute. No need for me to go to Great Harvest anymore as the bread came out perfectly! Thanks so much for posting this fantastic recipe. :)
Oh my Goodness! Wonderful bread. I used it for French Toast and the following days just toast.
DH loves it and is still raving.