Monday, November 28, 2011

Real Simple Recipe

Ok so my mom made this TO DIE FOR cranberry hazelnut bread the other week and I just made two batches - they are currently cooling on the racks (L is trying to snitch...tisk tisk!)  I used this recipe from Real Simple magazine and you can follow to the link here or you can stay on S'mores and check out all the deets.

 I doubled up on this (you might want to as is that addicting)
Fresh out of the oven!
**I added some honey to the list as well (about a tablespoon for a double batch)

  1. Heat oven to 350° F.  Toast the hazelnuts for 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Butter your bread loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. 
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the butter, milk, eggs, orange zest, and vanilla; add to the flour mixture and mix until just combined (do not overmix). Fold in the hazelnuts and cranberries.
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes (tent with foil if the top browns too quickly). ***My bread was done around 47 minutes***
  5. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
deliciousness on a plate ;)

 The night ended a little something like this...
Couch date while I blog ;)

Christmas decorations are up and fresh baked notch night :)

Baking is my crutch to procrastination....a final paper has my name on it, but the house needed some holiday cheer.  Time to sign off and get writing.



  1. Yum!! And the house looks so cozy!! That Logan is a lucky man....

  2. Ooo Mer, I want to try that bread!!! And LOVE the tree! :)

  3. I will bring the bread for Christmas time! hehe :)