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Saturday, March 19, 2011

BBA Challenge: Cranberry Walnut Celebration Bread

This weeks challenge was Cranberry Walnut Celebration Bread. I was really pleased with how it turned out. I got a nice window from the dough. I then mixed the craisins and walnuts in. I did toast the walnuts before I added them to the dough to help cut some of the bitterness that walnuts can give off.

I let the dough proof then divided the dough into 3 larger ropes and 3 smaller ropes. I rolled them out into logs.

I took the large ropes and did a 3 braid then I did the same to the smaller ropes and placed the small braid on top of the larger braid. I egg washed it and let it proof.

Once it had proofed I baked it in the oven and I checked for doneness by checking the internal temperature.

I really like how the double braided loaf looks. Thank you to Chris from for hosting our challenges.


  1. The double braid looks great--nice looking bread all round.

  2. You did a very nice job on this! It really looks good and hopefully taste's good too!

  3. Really good looking double braid!I have not made this as yet, but we all know it's going to be delicious no matter who makes it!

  4. This looks really good, I hope I will be able to try it!