Orange Cranberry No-Knead Bread


Orange Cranberry NO-KNEAD BREAD


***you need to prepare the dough the day before you plan on eating it***




3 cups bread flour, you may use all-purpose, but the bread flour makes the crust crisp.

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon instant yeast

12 ounces warm, but NOT HOT water

1/2 cup dried cranberries

zest of one orange


butter, about one tablespoon

Sugar crystals, if you cant find these granulated sugar is fine




In a large bowl, Mix all ingredients into a ball.

Place plastic wrap over bowl. Let sit overnight.


In the morning grease a small fry pan.

Place the dough on a floured surface, make the dough into a ball and place in fry pan.

Let sit with a clean towel on top for 1 hour.

After the 1 hour, pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.

Place an EMPTY Dutch oven with lid in oven for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes take out Dutch oven, add dough and cook for 30 minutes

After the 30 minutes, remove Lid and cook an additional 3-5 minutes to get the top more crisp.

melt butter in microwave now, about 30 seconds, set aside

When done, remove from Dutch oven, brush bread with melted butter and sprinkle sugar crystals on top.

Let cool, slice and enjoy!!




5 responses »

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  2. Hi Rae, I love the Cranberry/Orange combination! I’ve used this combination for my scones and biscotti but never thought if I for bread. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at the Thursday Favorite Things party! I’m featuring it this week at the party!

  3. This is one of my favorite combinations I just love orange and cranberries, a great flavor. Your bread looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday,467. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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