I had leftover natural yoghurt in the fridge I’d like to clear out before it goes bad. Looking through the recipe book that came with my Kenwood BM450 machine I saw this recipe, and I had all the ingredients (or their substitutes) on hand, so here we are.
I made a 500-gram loaf with a dark crust, but here I’m also including the measurements for a 750-gram loaf. I also used walnuts because I ran out of pecans. Finally I upped the sugar 5 grams higher than the original recipe, because I felt that the loaf could use a bit more sweetness.
Because yoghurt can be a bit chunky and uneven to measure out in a measuring cup, I mixed it into the water to get a smoother, easily measurable liquid. The directions below details out the steps I followed making this recipe.
Yummy when toasted, and good enough without any additional toppings. Check it out!
Cranberry, Almond and Walnut Bread
Makes one 500-gram/ 750-gram loaf
- 140/ 170 ml water
- 115/ 140 ml natural plain yoghurt
- 350/ 425 grams bread flour
- 40/ 50 grams ground almonds
- 1/2/ 1 teaspoon salt
- 30/ 45 grams caster (superfine) sugar
- 1/ 1-1/2 teaspoon(s) instant yeast
- 25/ 40 grams walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 15/ 25 grams dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
Using a measuring cup, measure out the liquid ingredients. First, add 140 ml/ 170 ml water.
Add enough yoghurt to the water to measure a combined volume of 240 ml/ 310 ml.
Add the liquid ingredients to the pan. If making a 500-gram loaf, add another tablespoon (15 ml) of yoghurt.
Add the flour to the pan, ensuring that the liquid ingredients are completely covered.
Add the ground almonds, salt, sugar, and yeast.
Add the chopped walnuts and cranberries in the automatic ingredients dispenser, if using.
Place the bread pan into the machine, and lock the ingredients dispenser in place, if using.
Choose the Sweet Bread Program, the loaf size (either 500 or 750 grams), and your desired crust color. Start the machine.
If your machine does not have an automatic dispenser, add the chopped walnuts and cranberries to the pan when the alert to add ingredients beeps. If your machine is super basic and doesn’t have any alerts, add the ingredients after the first knead cycle.
When done, remove the bread from the pan and cool on a wire rack. Slice to your desired thickness, and serve.