A rustic no knead loaf studded with walnuts and cranberries. Being a no knead bread it very little effort to make. Mix and set the dough aside for the gluten to develop slowly. The flavors are perfect for fall and the method allows you to schedule baking according to your convenience.
Keyword Cranberry Walnut No Knead Bread
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 50minutes
Total Time 15hours
120gUnbleached bread flour (1 C)
240gWhole Wheat Flour(2 C)
7gSalt ( 1 1/4 Tsp )
1 - 2gActive Dry Yeast ( 1/2 Tsp )
3/4 CWalnuts Coarsely chopped
350gWater (1 1/2 C plus extra)
In a large bowl add yeast, flours and salt in that order. Combine well .
Make a well in the center pour 1 1/2 cups of water and stir well to combine until you have a sticky dough. Add a few more tablespoons of water 1 tablespoon at a time and stir if the dough seems too dry .
Cover and let the dough rise for at least 12 hours (overnight ) at a cool place ,if the weather is warm refrigerate the dough for a few hours .
Once the dough has doubled in size, stir the dough with a spoon to deflate. Mix in a couple of tablespoons of flour if the dough seems very sticky. Transfer the dough to a floured parchment sheet and shape as needed. Place the parchment in a pan of desired shape cover loosely and let rise for 1 - 2 hours, till doubled ,
Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C), with a the oven safe pan - dutch oven , cast iron pan or ceramic , not metallic or glass baking tins. Once the oven has reached the desired temperature let it heat for further 5 to 10 minutes to get the pan heated well.
Open the oven , slide the rack out, and carefully slide the dough into the heated pan. Cover with a lid or aluminium foil. Slide the rack back and close the oven door.Turn the temp down to 400°F(200°C) bake covered for 25 minutes. Remove the cover, Reduce temperature to 350°F (175°C) and bake for another 15 to 20 mins.
Cool completely before slicing .
Used either all purpose flour or bread flour in this recipe. I have had good results with both.
For detailed instructions go to https://oventales.com/cranberry-walnut-bread/ .