Cranberry Orange Braided Bread

Ingredients

STARTER
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup cool water
  • 1/8 teaspoon instant yeast
DOUGH
  • 2 1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons SAF Gold instant yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) soft unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk, white reserved
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia flavor*grated peel of 1 large orange
FILLING
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Sticky Bun Sugar
TOPPING
  • pearl sugar or sparkling sugar, for decorating