Cranberry White Chocolate Bread
So as I write this post there is less than a week left until we celebrate Christmas! I have so many recipes and ideas that I still wanted to prepare but time is going to get the best of me 🙁
I´m glad to say that my Christmas Tree is up and looking rather beautiful if I may say so myself but to be honest it´s really small (the same height as my 3 year old son!!).. Hubby threw-out our big tree last year so we´re stuck with the small one we used the 1st year I moved here from South Africa…
Note to self: buy a bigger tree next year 😉
Today´s post is somewhat my own invention but also inspired by recent recipes I´ve seen.. To make this sweet dough bread, I used the same recipe I used for the Chelsea Buns I made recently and the result was really delicious!
I´m in love with the flavour combination of Cranberries and White Chocolate and recently saw many recipes using it, so I decided to make it.. but.. by adding cinnamon (obviously.. since it´s Christmas I needed to add cinnamon as cinnamon to me = Christmas..).
It´s really cold up here in the village where we live and I´ve caught yet another cold but even if this sounds strange, it´s true, I just love it.. I grew up with Christmas being during peak summer (as everybody else who grew up in the Southern Hemisphere..) and always dreamed of a White Christmas (as the song goes..) and although we dont have snow here in the village we live, we do have cold weather (brrrrr) and that´s good enough for me!
To make this sweet bread, use the same RECIPE I used for my chelsea bun recipe but replaced the Pistachios with chopped White Chocolate and added extra Cinnamon!
- then when you´ve made the roll, instead of cutting it into disks, cut off the ends and tuck them in downwards to fit into your bread/loaf tin.
- brush with egg wash (1 egg + milk) and after baking it for 15 minutes at the same oven temperature as my Chelsea Buns, cover it with aluminium foil (this ensures the bread doesn´t go black on top) and then bake for a further 15 minutes.
- put the oven off and leave the bread in there for a further 5 minutes.
- leave to cool completely on a cooling rack and drizzle with some melted white chocolate before serving 🙂
We have a busy week ahead of us, counting four Christmas parties.. but I wouldn´t want it any other way 🙂 I hope you are all enjoying this time of preperation and I would love to know what´s on your Christmas menus??
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