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2 cups unbleached white flour


1 1/2 cups bread flour


1 teaspoon Iodized sea salt


2 teaspoon Rapid-Rise or SAF yeast


1 1/4 cups water at 100 degrees


3 tablespoons walnut oil


1 /2 cup dried cranberries


1/2 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped




  • Mixing: Stir flours, salt and yeast together in a 3 quart bowl. Gradually add 1 1/4 cups warm water and walnut oil. Mix until the flour is completely moistened. Stir in the cranberries and walnuts. Cover with plastic wrap.




  • Same Day Baking: Hold the dough at room temperature until it doubles in size: two or more hours. Refrigerate for 3 hours.




  • Next Day Baking: After the dough has risen refrigerate overnight or several days.




  • Shaping: Unmold the cold dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Dust it lightly with flour. Fold it over in half, turn the seam under and tuck under the sides of the dough to form a ball and stretch tight the surface of a ball. Transfer the dough to a sheet of parchment. Let the dough rise, uncovered for 40 minutes.




  • Baking: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lift the dough on its parchment onto a stone/bake sheet or into a heavy pot in the oven. Score the top, mist generously, cover and bake for 30 - 40 minutes, or until the interior temperature reaches 200 degrees. Cool on a rack.