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Sweet Cranberry Breads 12/02/2010

Filed under: Baking,Breads,Breakfast,Christmas — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 21:46
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It’s already Thursday night and I don’t know when this week went by.

It started with some touches on the Christmas decorations, followed by a ruined afternoon at the doctor’s office while waiting for a blood test, the MOPS meeting and child care center volunteer work. The time flew for me this week.

Yesterday I told you I attended my first MOPS meeting. It was such a great experience. I met new wonderful moms and amazing mentors. As i said, we celebrated Romania’s anniversary so I thought it would be nice to share with them a Romanian cinnamon swirl bread and they all loved it. I came back home with just 2 slices. Now I have to make it again and I share it with you, well, at least the recipe, I’ll be thinking about you while eating it 😀

While I was at the meeting, I dropped Tiffany at the nursery. It was the first time we were apart for more than 5 minutes.  Needless to say how stressed I was for leaving her with strangers. But she was fine, she loved it. When the meeting was over and had to take her back home she start crying, she wanted to stay longer.I felt so helpless.

Getting home I went quickly through my mail and found a letter from the child care center asking me if I’m still interesting to volunteer. Yeeee I was so happy. I knew this way Tiffany gets to play with other kids while we are still together.

She was so happy to see the kids again. The big smiley on her face melt my heart.


Today, I’m not going to post any recipe, just tease you with a photo


Hungry for some more? Head over to Chef Dennis blog to read my guest post.


I can’t even describe how honored I was when Chef Dennis asked me to be a guest on his blog.


And if you think my day could not get any better, you’re wrong, hihi, Nancy from Spicie Foodie just let me know I won $75  yeeeeee

Thank you once again Nancy.


Enough about me, let’s go over Chef Dennis blog and enjoy a cranberry bread



Later Edit – adding the recipe

Sweet Cranberry Breads




4 cups bread flour

1 1/3 cups lukewarm milk

1 package dry yeast

2-3 tbsp honey/sugar/agave syrup whatever fits your taste

3 tbsp butter

1/3 cup dried cranberries



In a bowl pour the lukewarm milk and add the yeast


stir well and leave until the yeast dissolves (is not going to foam, don’t worry)

add the cubed butter and cranberries

start mixing slowly adding the flour

continue until dough cleans itself off the sides of the  bowl and forms a smooth ball

place the dough in a buttered bowl, cover with foil and leave at room temperatures until it doubles in volume.

when the dough has risen divide it in 12 small balls. place them on baking tray and leave another 30 minutes at room temperature.

heat the over at 400 F. brush the breads with egg wash and sprinkle some sugar (brown in my case) on top

bake them for 16-17 minutes

anyone, care to join me?

I don’t want to hear I didn’t ask 😛


20 Responses to “Sweet Cranberry Breads”

  1. gingerbreadbagels Says:

    I’m so glad that you’re doing a guest post for Chef Dennis! I left you a comment on his blog. 🙂

  2. Monet Says:

    Beautiful rolls, my dear, and I’m so glad to hear that MOPS went well for you. My mom and I went to MOPS when I was growing up. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a lovely Friday!

  3. wonderful recipe dear..liked ur to follow u???
    nice shots too.

  4. droopina Says:

    Cuscra, m-ai omorat cu “muscaciunea” aia! Stii ca nu-s fan dulciuri, da’ daca mai intru pe blogul tau sigura ma apuc de cocaturi :))

  5. Chef Dennis Says:

    Hi Roxana
    Thank you so much for such a wonderful guest post!! Your cranberry bread look so very very good, and I can only imagine how wonderful the house smelled as it baked!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

  6. Becky Says:

    Hello, Roxana,

    Chef Dennis sent me:) I read your guest blog on his post, very nice. Those cranberry buns are so festive!

  7. Wendy Irene Says:

    It was wonderful to see your post with Chef Dennis! They look beautiful and I especially love that you took a picture of them on a Christmas plate 🙂

  8. Iris Says:

    That’s quite a teaser! Yum!

  9. The cranberry breads look wonderful!

    Glad Tiffany enjoyed playing with the other kids and that you get to volunteer there. Separating from your kids is soooo hard (oftentimes more so on you than on them, I think…).

  10. Susan Says:

    Hey, Roxana!! I just came from Chef Dennis and I am very impressed and taken with the cranberry rolls. Very nice posting. I am glad I found you.

  11. lifeinarecipe Says:

    Just read your guest post at Chef Dennis..great idea..I love to use dried cranberries in my baking and these are now on the list for tomorrows projects…thanks for sharing and I’ll be back to visit!

  12. What a festive recipe, thanks for sharing via Chef Dennis. Looks like just what I need right now.

  13. Mari Says:

    Thanks Roxanne for the recipe. I know it is one I won’t hesitate to try.

    Have a great weekend : )

  14. zerrin Says:

    Hey that little bread makes me so hungry! Gorgeous photos!

  15. Maranda Says:

    Hi! I’m jumping over from Dennis’ blog. This recipe looks so good. I cannot wait to try it! Congrats on your wonderful win! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

  16. I’ve been here before 🙂 and popped over to tell you that your cranberry rolls are little poufs of heaven – they look so light and fluffy and the gorgeous red berries add a lovely festive touch!

  17. fooddreamer Says:

    Read your post on more than a mountful and commented there. They look so lovely!

  18. Lisa Says:

    Love these rolls. And congrats on top 9 with these!

  19. Pearl Says:

    that’s a milestone in your life for sure!

    nice looking set up around your bread.

  20. The cranberry bread looks so good and congrats for the guest post and the $75.00 🙂

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