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Cranberry Yeast Bread Recipe

Cranberry Yeast Bread Recipe

"I adapted a raisin bread recipe to make this wonderful, slightly sweet loaf," informs Sandy Hunt of Racine, Wisconsin. "The combination of tart dried cranberries and aromatic orange peel gives it fun flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 3 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Red Star® Platinum Superior Baking Yeast™
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel


  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Just before the final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add cranberries and orange peel. Yield: 1 loaf (2 pounds).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 133 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 317 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.