Cranberry, Orange & Pecan Bread

  • Type : Side Dish

Made using our Lakeland Compact Bread Maker (Makes 1 loaf)


  • 170ml  water at room temperature
  • 140ml natural yoghurt 
  • 1 tsp  salt 
  • 425g  strong plain flour, plus a little extra for dusting 
  • 50g  ground almonds 
  • orange grated zest
  • 50g  caster sugar 
  • 1½ tsp fast-acting dried yeast fast-acting dried yeast 
  • 40g  pecan nuts roughly chopped
  • 25g dried cranberries 

Top tip!

You can use individual sachets of dried active yeast or measure it out from larger packets - we have used both in our recipes.


  1. Lightly grease a baking tray and preheat the oven to 220°C/Gas 7 when proving is nearly complete. Place all the ingredients in the bread maker pan, starting with the water, and close the lid. Make sure the yeast is separated from the liquid by adding it after the flour.
  2. Touch Menu and select programme 8: Dough.
  3. When the programme is complete, lift out the pan and tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into a round, flatten slightly and place onto the greased baking tray. Cut criss-cross lines on top of the dough. Cover with greased cling film and leave to prove in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  4. Sprinkle with a little flour and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the bread is dark brown and sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire rack