Cranberry-Nut Rolls

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
YIELD: 12 rolls




  • Stir nuts in dry skillet over medium heat until toasted, about 5 minutes. Cool.
  • Mix 3 1/2 cups bread flour and next 3 ingredients in bowl of heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment.
  • Warm milk in small saucepan over low heat until instant-read thermometer inserted into milk registers 95°F
  • Add oil; remove from heat.
  • Add milk mixture and 1 egg to flour mixture.
  • Mix on low speed until wet coarse ball forms, about 1 minute.
  • Add nuts and cranberries.
  • Replace paddle attachment on mixer with dough hook and mix dough on low speed until smooth, elastic, and slightly tacky, adding more flour by tablespoonfuls as needed, about 4 minutes.
  • Transfer dough to floured surface; knead 2 minutes.
  • Lightly oil large bowl, shape dough into ball; place in prepared bowl, turning to coat with oil.
  • Cover with plastic wrap; let dough rise at room temperature until almost doubled in volume, 1 3/4 to 2 hours.
  • Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Transfer dough to unfloured surface; divide into 12 equal pieces.
  • Using cupped hand, roll and rotate 1 dough piece firmly on work surface until dough piece pops up into cupped hand as smooth round ball, about 6 rotations (This will make dough ball as smooth as possible; if necessary, wipe work surface with damp paper towel to help create traction) and repeat with remaining dough pieces.
  • Transfer rolls to prepared baking sheet, spacing apart.
  • Spray rolls with nonstick spray.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap; let rise at room temperature until 1 1/2 times original size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Brush rolls with egg glaze; sprinkle with raw sugar.
  • Let rise 15 minutes longer.
  • Meanwhile, position rack in center of oven and preheat to 425°F
  • Place rolls in oven; reduce oven temperature to 400°F and bake 7 minutes. Rotate baking sheet; bake rolls until golden and slightly firm to touch, about 8 minutes longer.
  • Cool completely on rack.
  • Wrap in foil, then enclose in resealable plastic bag and freeze up to 2 weeks. Thaw rolls at room temperature. If desired, rewarm rolls wrapped in foil in 350°F oven about 10 minutes.
  • * Also called turbinado or demerara sugar; available at most supermarkets.