Monday, August 24, 2015

Cranberry and Walnut Rolls

When I first saw this recipe on the Brown Eyed Baker site, I thought to myself "this would be the perfect treat to make and send to my mother!"
She is a walnut junkie....and being a native New Englander, she is all about some cranberry!

Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans?
My dough looked awful odd...but I kept trucking along.

Not sure what went wrong and where...but I think I might rename these "Cranberry Walnut FLATS".
They taste alright, there is just no "roll" action going on.


1 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts

3 ½ Cup bread flour
1 Tbsp light brown sugar
1 ½ Tsp quick rising dry yeast
1 ½ Tsp salt
1 ½ Cup whole milk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Egg
1 Cup dried cranberries
Nonstick cooking spray
1 Egg (beaten for glaze)
Raw sugar

1. Stir the walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat until toasted
2. Mix 3 ½ cups bread flour with the brown sugar, yeast, and salt.
3. Warm the milk in a small saucepan over low heat until thermometer reads 95 degrees
4. Add oil to milk and remove from heat
5. Add milk mixture and one egg to the flour.
6. Mix on low speed until a wet, coarse ball forms
7. Add nuts and cranberries
8. Mix dough until elastic and tacky, add TBSP of flour as needed.
9. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead for about 2 minutes
10. Lightly oil a large bowl. Shape dough into a ball and place in bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for 2 hours.
11. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
12. Transfer the dough to an unfloured surface, divide into 12 equal pieces.
13. Shape each piece into a smooth round ball. Transfer balls to prepared baking sheet.
14. Spray rolls with non stick spray. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise at room temperature about 1 ½ hours.
15. Brush rolls with egg and sprinkle with raw sugar.
16. Position rack in middle of oven and preheat to 425
17. Place rolls in oven, reduce temperature to 400 and bake for 7 minutes
18. Rotate baking sheet and cook for 7-8 more minutes


  1. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!

  2. Oh, my! These look great. So they're more like rolls than something sweet, right? Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


  3. Loving this and I’m drooling! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting

  5. Looks delicious! Thank so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday.

  6. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

  7. Your Cranberry and Walnut Rolls look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Congratulations! Your post will be featured this week at My Flagstaff Home!


  9. They might be flats, but they still look delicious! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to your recipe this week. :)