Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Whole Grain Challah with Cranberries and Orange Zest
It's time again for Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day! This month our optional challenge was to bake a whole grain Challah with cranberries and orange zest. I was excited to get started for several reasons. I have never made Challah before, I have never braided bread before, I can never find Challah at any nearby market, and I loved the idea of cranberries and orange zest. I had visions of making some wonderful french toast with this bread, but I thought of my waistline and didn't indulge for once!
Next month we will begin baking directly from the book and I am hoping to improve my skills at bread baking with lots of practice! We are asked not to post the recipes, but this recipe can be found by clicking here.
Head on over to Michelle's site, our host, at Big Black Dog. There are some wonderful creations that were made with this gorgeous and festive holiday bread.
I hope you are enjoying the holidays!!
Labels: HB in 5, Holiday, yeast breads
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Your bread looks so delicious! You did a great job.ReplyDelete
I can't wait for this to officially begin as well! I look forward to getting to the point where I never buy bread again. It just sounds like such an accomplishment. Baking bread definitely gives me this high.
What a beautiful bread. I love challah cause of that bit of sweetness. I am all about the sweets ;)ReplyDelete
Never made Challah and never braided bread, don't you just love to accomplish 2 things at once!ReplyDelete
Looks great! I'm almost ready to make another batch of dough!
I've only made challah once - but it's definitely worth making more often. I have really enjoyed learning how to bake bread - I rarely buy it anymore, either.ReplyDelete
Well, you could have fooled me - I never would have guessed this to be your first, and your picture is nicely styled. Can't wait for the official baking to begin either!ReplyDelete
First time for both for me as well. Looks like yours did well! I'm having a hard time not just gobbling up the braid. Especially as I just had to go and set a stick of butter out to soften and it's proving particularly delicious with a smear of butter.ReplyDelete
This looks like a really excellent recipes and I love the cranberry/orange combo - one of those classics that never gets old.ReplyDelete
Very nice.....thanks for sharingReplyDelete
That sounds and looks amazing, what a great combo :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful bread! Lovely flavors. I would love to make some for Christmas breakfast.ReplyDelete
The bread looks wonderful. I may give this a try. The cranberry and orange are a nice combination.ReplyDelete
That bread looks perfect! Great job!ReplyDelete
gorgeous bread!! i asked santa for that book, so hopefully i'll be joining the club in january!ReplyDelete
It was a first for me too. Yours turned out beautifully!ReplyDelete
Oh so delicious! Let the healthy bread-baking season begin!ReplyDelete
EXCELLENT looking bread. It looks hard to do....you should be proud!!ReplyDelete
Your bread looks wonderful Kim. French toast would've tasted wonderful!!ReplyDelete
It looks beautiful! I want to turn some into a bread pudding...or a french toast...one of those waist expanding things :DReplyDelete