Cherry, Fig, and Almond Bread with Maple Syrup Cream Cheese.
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup dried cherries chopped
5 dried figs chopped
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup maple syrup
Prepare 12 hours in advance. Mix together flour, salt, yeast, and water until just blended. Dough will be sticky. Stir in chopped figs and cherries and let sit in a covered bowl for at least 12 hours.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Place covered dutch oven in oven while it is heating. Carefully remove from oven, take off lid and drop dough into the hot pot. Sprinkle with almonds. Cover and cook for 30 minutes. Take off lid and cook for approximately 15 minutes more until top is evenly browned.
Take out of dutch oven and let cool on wire rack. While cooling whip together cream cheese and maple syrup. Slice bread and enjoy.
This is a famous bread recipe that I change up all the time. Enjoy.