How to make it

  • In a large bowl stir together 1 cup of the flour and the yeast; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan heat and stir milk, 2 tablespoons of the granulated sugar, the 2 tablespoons butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until warm (120 degree F to 130 degree F).
  • Add milk mixture to flour mixture; add egg. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  • Turn out dough onto a floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double (1 to 1-1/2 hours).
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  • for filling,
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  • in a small bowl stir together cranberries, remaining sugar, pecans, orange peel, and spice; set aside.
  • Punch down dough.
  • Turn out onto lightly floured surface.
  • Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  • Grease a baking sheet.
  • Roll dough into a 14x10-inch rectangle.
  • Brush with melted butter.
  • Spread filling over dough.
  • Starting from a long side, roll dough into a spiral.
  • Seal seam.
  • Place seam side down and cut roll in half lengthwise.
  • Place cut sides up, side by side, on prepared baking sheet.
  • Loosely twist halves together, keeping the cut sides up.
  • Pinch ends to seal.
  • Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double (about 30 minutes).
  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 25 minutes or until golden brown (if necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 10 minutes to prevent overbrowning).
  • Remove from baking sheet; cool on a wire rack. Drizzle with Orange Icing. .
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  • Orange Icing:
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  • Stir together 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar and enough orange juice (2 to 3 teaspoons) to make icing of drizzling consistency.

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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I can not eat this by myself I will have to share this scrumptious Do The Cranberry Twist Bread Recipe
    with you especially with those delectable pumpkin pie spice and the pecans. I get to practice braiding and that is fun like cooking should be.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Yeah a great bread recipe{thanks}
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    Awesome....willbe making this when it cools down!

    Thanks for posting!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Yummy, yummy, yummy. We love cranberry bread and this one sounds decadent. You have my 5 girlfriend. Yummers.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Bop shoe bop! Sounds really good
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