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!!