French Oven Cranberry Herb Bread

Directions:                   

  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve sugar in water. Add yeast, let bloom 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, cranberries, rosemary, sage and thyme. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Slowly pour bloomed yeast and water into dry ingredients; mix until soft dough forms. On a floured surface, knead dough until no dry spots remain. Place dough into oiled bowl, let proof 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450°. Place empty French oven, fitted with lid, into oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove French oven, place proofed dough onto parchment paper and transfer to hot French oven. Cover with lid; bake 30 minutes. Remove lid, bake additional 10 minutes or until bread is crisp and golden brown.

Recipe Courtesy of ALDI Test Kitchen