After Christmas

For those of you who follow me on FB you'll be aware that I love to decorate with cranberries over the Christmas holiday season. I love them, they're like little ruby jewels that I throw into my flower arrangements and mx them with oranges and cloves beneath my white Christmas candles. Having been to M&S I bough rather a lot of roses and cranberries, so many cranberries that I still have some here.. Oh what to do with them..

I discovered a recipe by a lady called Monika Hibbs, which I though I'd try just for you. I might add a section to this blog for recipes. Seriously I have more recipes in my phone than Nigel Slater.

Cranberry Brioche

Prep Time 4 Mins (took me a bit longer) Cooking Time 45 mins

Brioche Dough

4 1/4 cups of plain flour

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1/3 cup of sugar

3 big eggs

1 cup of full fat milk

2 1/4 tsp. dry yeast

1 cup of butter room temp cut into cubes


3/4 cup fresh cranberries

3 Tbsp. water

1/2 cup of sugar

Instructions for the brioche

In a bowl add flour, sugar, salt and stir.

In a different bowl, pour a 1/4 cup of warm (not hot) full fat milk. Pour in the yeast mix it then let it sit for a few mins until it starts to bubble.

While the yeast activates mix the rest of the milk and eggs in a different bowl.

Using the dough attachment on your mixer add the egg mixture and yeast mixture stir on low until a dough starts to form.