So today i am off work so i decided to have some relaxing time and bake . I had a bag of dried cranberries in my kitchen press and i was desperate to get rid of it and the idea came to me . cranberry and thyme bread, i think it can be a great bread for strong cheese like gorgonzola or even with leftover meat like lamb or duck , perfect for a posh sandwich. Imagine having a slice of this bread with thin slices of lamb and a bit of rocket for a wee lunch , its definitely better than the sandwiches you get in the supermarkets and cheaper. So if you are a bread addict you can try this recipe.
*2 cups warm water
*2/3 cup sugar
*2 sachets active dry yeast ( or 14 grs)
*1 1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 cup olive oil
*6 cups bread flour
*1 cup of dried cranberries
*1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1. In a mixing bowl dissolve the sugar and yeast in the warm water and leave it aside for a few minutes .
2.Add the salt and oil into the yeast,then add the thyme and cranberries and slowly add the flour and once you get a dough knead a floured surface until you get a smooth dough.Put in an oiled bowl , cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise until it has doubled in size.
3.Punch down dough , knead for a few minutes and cut in half, shape into loaves and place in loaf tin, rise for about 30 Min and bake at 180 degrees celsius for 40 min.