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BBA Challenge: Week 11 - Cranberry-Walnut Bread

cpanza's picture

BBA Challenge: Week 11 - Cranberry-Walnut Bread

Well, it's Week 11 of the BBA Challenge. Truth be told, although I was out of town for a few days and so couldn't get this done on time, I just wasn't looking forward to this bread. Maybe partly I'm with Adam on this one - how many more timesare we going to put nuts and fruits in bread? I understand that lots of people like those kinds of bread. It's just not something I tend to bang the table with my shoe about. Add to that the fact that I don't really like cranberries, and I'm not much of a walnut fan, and you've got a lackluster challenge in store for me with this bread.

It smells good, though! Luckily, my wife is a fan of cranberries and walnuts, so she was ready to attack this loaf as it emerged from the oven like a ravenous animal perched above its prey, just waiting to pounce on its unsuspecting soon-to-be lunch. If you remember my cornbread disaster story from last week, this is all to the good. After that skillet-debacle, the more she is kept happy, the better and more balanced the universe seems to be. 

(As always, to read about what the other BBA'ers did, just click here to read the rest of the post and the comments: 

Amori's picture

I hear you.......During that Summer [09] I was kind dreading making sweet dough back to back [I think we had 4 weeks in a row?]. Back then, I didn't appreciate how gorgeous this bread is.

Ours had dried cherries and walnuts, braided using a single rope of dough... so worthy of a celebration!

Thanks for sharing, A.