Cranberry-Vanilla Cinnamon Swirl Bread & A King Arthur Flour #Giveaway!

by Kate on December 6, 2012

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It’s official. I am a bread baking addict! If you had talked to me about making bread a year ago, I would have been shakin’ in my boots at the prospect. Now, I feel confident as I approach each yeasted challenge. It has become the thing I look forward to the most. I love that I now have the knowledge and ability to make a crusty loaf of bread to serve with dinner, a braided loaf filled with delights or something twisted. So I decided to try a new shape and method. How about a ring? Not only that, a ring of filled cinnamon rolls.

This recipe is amazing! I love the recipes on the King Arthur Flour site and I’d been eyeing this one up for a while. When my friends over there were kind enough to send me some products to play around with I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I received several ingredients but the things I was most excited about was their Baker’s Cinnamon Filling and Swedish Pearl Sugar. Remember when I made those Sinful Cinnamon Muffins and I was raving about the cinnamon filling? I’m back to rave some more.

The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Cinnamon Filling has quickly become my very favorite baking ingredient. I want to find any way to use it because it tastes amazing! I’ve made cinnamon filling from scratch in the past and it has seemed a bit thin. This filling is thick and rich. I also love it because they use Vietnamese cinnamon in their mix. If you haven’t experienced Vietnamese cinnamon before, you need to try it. It’s spicier and more intense than regular cinnamon. It’s incredible. I also loved sprinkling the Swedish Pearl Sugar over the top of this lovely ring and the little crunch of the sugar. But the best part about this sugar is if you sprinkle it over a bread or cookie that’s ready to go into the oven, it won’t melt. Love it!

Speaking of love, let’s get back to this recipe. I adore this gorgeous, tender bread because isn’t overly sweet. It’s filled with cinnamon, cranberries and toasted walnuts then it’s topped with a vanilla glaze for just a touch of sweetness and sprinkled with Swedish Pearl Sugar. It’s elegant and would be a welcome addition to any holiday dessert table or perfection when served at a brunch for family and friends.

With the holidays upon us, I’m sure you’ve all started shopping. I know I should have started earlier but I’m finally getting my act together. I thought it would be nice to offer all of you a little present cause you deserve it and because I love you!The fine folks from King Arthur Flour have been kind enough to off a $25 gift card to one lucky reader. Let me tell you, their website and catalogue is amazing so you’ll have a hard time choosing where to spend your dough. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to easily enter.

Enjoy!

~K

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I submitted this lovely bread to YeastSpotting and Bake Your Own Bread

Cranberry-Vanilla Cinnamon Swirl Bread

2 hours, 45 minutes

Yield: 1 ring loaf

Cranberry-Vanilla Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Elegant, tender bread that isn't overly sweet filled with cinnamon, cranberries and toasted walnuts then topped with a vanilla glaze for just a touch of sweetness.

Ingredients

    For Dough:
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup Baker's Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk
  • ¼ cup potato flour
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • For Filling:
  • 1 cup Baker's Cinnamon Filling*
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, finely choppped
  • *Baker's Cinnamon Filling is key to making a really tasty bread. If desired, substitute 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar mixed with 1 to 2 tablespoons cinnamon (to taste) and 1 tablespoon soft butter.
  • For Glaze:
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Swedish Pearl Sugar

Instructions

    To make the dough:
  1. By hand or using a stand mixer, combine all of the dough ingredients kneading to form a soft, slightly sticky dough. The dough will be sticky. Spray your hands and work surface with non-stick spray to make the process easier.
  2. Place the dough in a covered bowl and allow to rise until almost double (45 minutes to 1 hour). Then refrigerate overnight.
  3. Grease a 10" ring mold and your hands. Pat the dough on a greased surface to a 12" x 18" rectangle.
  4. To make the filling:
  5. Combine the Baker's Cinnamon Filling and water. Spread the filling over the dough, then sprinkle with the dried cranberries and toasted walnuts.
  6. Starting from one of the shorter sides, roll the dough into a log and pinch the seam together.
  7. Cut the dough log into 12 equal pieces, and arrange them in the ring pan, overlapping them by about 1/2".
  8. Place a large over-turned bowl over the dough and let the bread rise for 15 to 30 minutes, until puffy. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  9. Bake bread in a preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until firm and golden brown. The center should measure 190°F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove the bread from the oven, and allow to cool in the pan.
  10. Once cool, turn the bread out of the pan.
  11. Make the glaze:
  12. Combine all the ingredients and drizzle over bread. Sprinkle with swedish pearl sugar.
  13. Enjoy!

Notes

Time does not include overnight refrigeration of dough.

Slightly adapted from King Arthur Flour

http://foodbabbles.com/2012/12/cranberry-vanilla-cinnamon-swirl-bread-a-king-arthur-flour-giveaway/

*Disclosure: I was provided with several King Arthur Flour products to sample at no cost to me. This giveaway is being provided by King Arthur Flour. All the opinions expressed here are my own.

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Liz December 6, 2012 at 9:01 am

This looks like a perfect thing to make for Christmas morning! Yummy! :)

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

It really would be perfect for Christmas morning or a holiday brunch! Thanks Liz.

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Emily December 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

Does wanting to buy one of everything on their website count? Lol. I LOVE King Arthur flour. It really does make a difference in baking!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

It totally counts!! I’m in the same boat :) I loooove their site and could absolutely buy one of everything. I spend a lot of money on their site.

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Heather December 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

I’d get the King Arthur Medium Rye Flour.

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I’ve never worked with rye flour before and I’ve been meaning to. Great choice!

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Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) December 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

OK – I could barely get by the flours before my list got too long! I’d stock up their all-purpose flour and would love to get the pasta blend and the pizza blend. And that Swedish Pearl Sugar looks amazing. Gorgeous bread, Kate!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Thank you Deanna! I’m with ya… I could just buy everything there :)

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Linda December 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

I’d love to get the mini red wavy bakers set – so pretty!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Those are so pretty! I’d missed those. Now I was a set :) Lovely choice.

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Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

I would like to try their apple cinnamon pancake mix! It sounds yummy!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Ooo! I love apple cinnamon pancakes. Good pick. That does sound yummy!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction December 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

This is gorgeous and would make a perfect addition to a holiday brunch!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Thank you Jessica!

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Deborah December 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

My next project is sourdough baking. I know KAF will help me, and I want to start with their starter. After that my list gets too long to share!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I just FINALLY made my first sourdough loaf recently! Good luck. I used their starter for mine and their recipe also. It was wonderful!!

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Emily December 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I want the hot cocoa and gingerbread gift set, yummy!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Ooo! That sounds fantastic. Good luck!

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie December 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I could buy up their entire store, but I’d love to try cappuccino baking chips. Those sound delish!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Ha! I just ordered those tonight. I’ve never had them before and can’t wait to try them.

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Barbara | Creative Culinary December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Looks lovely Kate; you’re on a roll and I need to follow suit; I don’t make enough homemade yeast breads though I just love the results.

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Thanks Barb! I’ve just come to love it so much! I’m actually quite surprised by how much I enjoy it now.

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MaryB December 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I want some KA bread flour and Swedish Pearl sugar….oh, I want a lot, lot more, too! I love KA products.

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I love them too, Mary!! Aren’t they wonderful?? Good luck!

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Autism News December 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm

A flour we just don’t seem to have here in Ontario and I see so many recipes asking for.

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm

That’s a shame. It happens to be my favorite flour because I find it yields the most consistent results.

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie December 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I’ve always wanted to try their pizza dough flavor

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Me too!! I keep meaning to buy it. It sounds so good!

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Maria December 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Love KAF! I’d definitely buy the “bake” cap on their site. Or maybe some cinnamon sugar.

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Great choices! I could buy one of everything! It’s so hard to decide sometimes ;)

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Kel December 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I love their vanilla. They are a wonderful company with many nice products!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I agree! I can just go wild on their site.

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom December 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I would stock up on flour and all kinds of it!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Yes!! I would too.

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Jennie @themessybakerblog December 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Wow, this bread is stunning! It sounds delicious. Oh, and that gooey glaze dripping from the sides–Yum!

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Thanks Jennie! It would make such a nice holiday bread. Perfect for a brunch.

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Jen @ Savory Simple December 6, 2012 at 8:39 pm

What a gorgeous swirl bread! I’ve been dying to try several King Arthur Flour products, especially their gluten-free flour and their superfine sugar.

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Kate December 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Thank you Jen!

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Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking December 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I’ve been meaning to make a Swedish tea ring cake/bread for a while now and seeing yours I want one even more. Hopefully this weekend Tiffany will feel better so we can bake one.

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Kate December 7, 2012 at 11:17 am

Well, if you choose to make this one I hope you like it!

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Jan R December 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Vanilla bean paste.

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Kate December 7, 2012 at 11:17 am

Love the stuff :) Good Luck!

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Karen December 8, 2012 at 1:00 am

So many things I want to buy from them, but right now I am interested in the boyajjian pomegranate vinegar

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Kate December 9, 2012 at 11:05 am

Ooo! That sounds so good!!

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Teawench December 8, 2012 at 1:21 am

I have been LUSTING after their scone pan for years.

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Kate December 9, 2012 at 11:05 am

I’ve never made scones before. I think I’ll need to make that happen ;)

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Dianne Shaw December 8, 2012 at 2:41 am

I would like that cinnamon filling mix and some flavored chips. The cappuccino chips are wonderful!

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Kate December 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

I just ordered the cappuccino chips and I can’t wait to try them! Great choices

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Heather @girlichef December 9, 2012 at 11:43 am

What a stunning ring, this is absolutely gorgeous – and SO perfect for the holidays. I have always wanted to try pearl sugar…and I’ve had it on my “wish list” forever. This would be my chance! ;) Thanks for adding this to the #BakeYourOwnBread basket this month. :)

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Kate December 11, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Thank you Heather! I’m so glad you like it and I’m so happy to have discovered #BakeYourOwnBread as well as your site. And good luck in the giveaway!

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Tracy December 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Many of my baking items come from King Arthur. I’d order some more pain au chocolat sticks and some paper loaf pans for gift-giving.

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Kate December 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I love their paper loaf pans! Like you said, perfect for gift-giving. Good luck!

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Jeffrey December 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I’d like to buy espresso powder to add to chocolate brownies!

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Kate December 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I adore espresso powder when paired with chocolate! Great choice and good luck.

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Claire December 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I’d love some of their superfine sugar.

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Jan R December 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Would get some flavorings.

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rachel December 10, 2012 at 11:34 am

I’d buy some flour and cinnamon chips!

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Kate December 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Yum! I love their cinnamon chips. I’m not so patiently waiting for my shipment of cappuccino chips to come. I can’t wait to try them!

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julie December 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I would get the gluten free pancake mix

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