I made this bread weeks ago, but because of time constraints and my general lack of enthusiasm for yet another enriched celebration, I just didn’t get around to posting. You can see the step-by-step photos here.
Although this isn’t the prettiest loaf I’ve ever made, it was quite easy to make, and I liked the combination of the cranberries and walnuts (did I already mention that one of my favorite breads is a walnut ficelle?). I think this would be an exceptionally good loaf in the middle of the winter (either that, or several months after the last time I made a fruit-studded celebration bread). It’s not the recipe’s fault that I’m not enthusiastic about it. I just wasn’t in the mood for this particular bread.
I’m running late on the next BBA Challenge bread (English Muffins), but I think I’m going to like them, and am thinking I’ll be able to make them at my favorite “away kitchen”, my sister’s place in Boston. We had pretty good luck there with the cinnamon rolls, no?
You know, I too was getting tired of enriched breads by this point. I thought it an odd coincidence that they were all at the front of the book. However, I love Cranberries and was looking forward to this bread until it toppled.
Your loaf looks awesome! I bet it tasted good too even though enthusiasm was low!