Cranberry Oat Knots
In Andrew, Iowa, Rosann Knox uses the dough setting on her bread machine to help prepare these golden rolls. The orange flavor and dried cranberries give the tender treats a special taste for the holidays or anytime.
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
- 1/4 cup warm orange juice (70° to 80°)
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
- 3 cups bread flour
- 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Additional melted butter
- In bread machine pan, place the first 11 ingredients in the order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Let rest for 15 minutes.
- On the floured surface, roll dough into an 18x10-in. rectangle; cut into eighteen 1-in. strips. Tie each strip into a knot. Tuck ends under. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until browned. Brush with melted butter.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 54 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Cranberry Oat Knots in Quick Cooking March/April 2002