Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
So perfect for the holidays. They say this can be made with Cranberries or Dates. . .you pick! Recipe from Taste of Home, so you know it's good!!! Prep time including rising time.
- 3 -3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package fast rise yeast
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄3 cup butter, cubed
- 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries (may sub pitted dates)
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cold butter, divided
- In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a saucepan, heat the water, milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-7 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- For filling, in a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, brown sugar and water. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the butter, walnuts and lemon juice. Cool.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 20-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread filling to within 1/2 inches of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place in a zigzag pattern in a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan.
- For topping, in a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in 1 tablespoon butter until crumbly. Melt remaining butter; brush over dough. Sprinkle with topping. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes.
- Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Carefully remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).