Apple Cranberry Bread Recipe
3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4-ounce packet Red Star Active Dry Yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup (1 medium) apple, peeled, chopped
1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Blend 1 1/4 cups flour and next 6 ingredients; set aside. Heat milk, water and butter until warm (120° F); pour into large bowl. Add flour-oat mixture.
Beat on low 30 seconds; add egg. Beat on medium 3 minutes, scraping occasionally. Stir in remaining 2 cups flour, apple, cranberries and pecans.
Knead on floured surface 5 to 8 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place dough in oiled bowl; turn to grease. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size, 1 hour.
Punch down dough on lightly floured surface. Shape into loaf; place in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size, 1 hour.
Bake in preheated 350° F. oven 40 to 45 minutes until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan.
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