Sunday, November 27, 2005

A Taste of Four Sugars (Low-Fat Cranberry Spice Bread)

* Healthy
* Low-Fat
* Easy
* Quick
* Great-tasting!
With the above descriptions of this recipe that I saw recently, I don't need further reasons to try my hands in baking this. And since I have a packet of frozen dried cranberries on hand, and in line with this weekend's theme on "healthy baking", I set about making this quick bread.
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It was indeed fast and simple to assemble everything together before popping it into the oven. I followed the recipe closely except for the following:
1) I didn't have buttermilk so I made my own using low-fat milk with white vinegar.
2) As mentioned earlier, I used frozen cranberries instead of fresh ones.
3) Unknowingly, I managed to amassed quite a variety of sugars. Since the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar, I used 1/4c each of white sugar, brown sugar, demerara sugar and organic molasses sugar, hence the title of this post.
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I like the bread. It is just like as described by Nic of BakingSheet, I quote,
"The bread is a bit sturdy and holds up well to toasting. It's not overly sweet, but provides a great backdrop for the bright, tart cranberries. The spices are mild, to enhance the flavor of the berries and the buttermilk without overwhelming the loaf."
Having said that, I found that bread tasted even better after keeping it wrapped for a day.


Nic said...

I'm glad to see that you liked the bread. Your photos of it look beautiful!

myCoffee said...

Thanks, Nic. All thanks to your wonderful recipe.