Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

cranberry orange bread
This is a great holiday bread (as well as for any other time of the year).

1 1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup dough starter
1 tsp yeast
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp orange zest
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups bread flour
1 cup dried cranberries

Mix the first 6 ingredients. Add the cranberries and then the flour. Knead just until it comes together. Allow the dough to rise 2 hrs then fold it over itself. let rise another 1 1/2 hrs and fold it over again. Repeat this once more. On a lightly floured surface shape the dough into 2 round loafs. Place them on a greased baking pan and let them rise until doubled. Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes. Enjoy!