Whole Wheat Cranberry and Walnut Bread

Holiday happiness: Wholesome wheat bread tickled with orange zest, cranberries and walnuts.

This is a bread maker recipe. But, amenable to your standard procedure of knead, rise and bake. (A 350 degree oven for 45 minutes will probably do the trick.)

Adapted from the Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker Recipes Booklet

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water (80 to 90F)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1½  tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2¼ instant yeast
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ zest of a small orange

Making sure to maintain the order listed above; place all ingredients except the nuts and cranberries Into the pan with a kneading paddle of a bread maker.  Select the setting for whole wheat bread. When the bread maker beeps (or signals) an alert for mix-ins, pour in the walnuts, cranberries and orange zest.