Killer Cranberry Bread

I love the taste of cranberries. If you do too then try your hand at this Killer Cranberry Bread.

I’ve been hooked on cranberries since I was a little boy, or at least what I thought were cranberries.  My first memory of cranberry was from a can, however I have been told that my first taste were fresh cranberries at a large family dinner.  Regardless, this is my recipe for Killer Cranberry Bread.  It is sweet and of course can be eaten all day long!  The first time I made this was about 7 pm at a friends house during a dinner party and we baked it in an outdoor brick oven. The results were off the hook and it was devoured completely before it could even cool off.  That’s what I call a hit!


Killer Cranberry Bread

This recipe is a spin off from the Simple Artisan Bread Recipe (click for the link to that).   It has only been slightly changed, but the finished product is miles away from the original.

Killer Cranberry Bread
Recipe Type: Bake
Cuisine: American
Author: Ray
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Cook time:
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Serves: 10
  • 3 Cups All purpose white flour (non-enriched)
  • 1/2 Tsp dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 Cup warm water
  1. Use large bowl
  2. Add all dry ingredients
  3. Mix well
  4. Add 1/2 Cup of warm water
  5. Mix into dough, should be sticky
  6. Let sit 12-24 hours
  7. Cooking:
  8. Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees with dutch oven and lid inside
  9. Shape dough into round loaf
  10. Dust top lightly with flour
  11. Make slits into top of bread to prevent cracking
  12. Place into pre-heated dutch oven
  13. Bake with lid on for 30 minutes
  14. Bake last 15 minutes with lid off
  15. Check with tooth pick
  16. Cool on cooling rack 15-20 minutes
  17. * Optional – Melt a few small pads of butter on top


Bloopers / Fail

Bread fail, Saturday, March 16th, 2013 @ 9:07am

Ok, Ok, Ok…. A huge lesson learned about 15 minutes ago (which I should have already know)…. Never go upstairs and decide to change clothes in the last “Crucial” 10 minutes of the bake!  I came back down open the oven and was like “Arrghhhh Nooooooooo”.  See, I have some friends coming over this morning (in about 20 minutes)  and I have been talking about the Killer Cranberry Bread for three weeks, and I just burnt it. So guess what? I will be making this again again real soon, so I can get the no-burnt pictures.

Dead Bread

Dead Bread

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Burnt Crust

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