Cranberry Bliss Bread

Equipment

  • Electric mixer
  • Loaf Pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Wire cooling rack

Ingredients

Bread Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries + 1/2 cup chopped for decorating
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips + 1/2 cup for melt

Vanilla icing ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-4 Tablespoons milk

Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries chopped
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (melted)

Instructions

To Make the Cranberry Bliss Bread:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a 9″ loaf pan with nonstick baking spray or butter.
  • Sift together dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing as you go, until incorporated.
  • Alternate adding dry ingredients and buttermilk to your mixer with wet ingredients, with dry ingredients being the last thing you add.
  • Stir dried cranberries and white chocolate chips into your batter until evenly distributed.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for an hour.
  • Once baked, allow to cool completely before removing from pan. After removing from pan, transfer cranberry bliss loaf to a wire rack, placing a cookie sheet underneath it.

To Make the Vanilla Icing:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until well combined.
  • Pour vanilla icing over the cranberry bliss bread and allow to dry for at least 30 minutes.
  • Top with 1/2 cup chopped cranberries and white chocolate drizzle.
  • Allow all toppings to set before slicing.

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