Walnut Bread Recipe

Walnut Bread Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one loaf

420 g

140 g

12.5 ml

500 ml

15 ml

15 ml

140 g

1

Wholemeal flour

Strong flour

Salt

Lukewarm water

Clear honey

Active dried yeast

Walnut pieces, plus more to decorate

Egg, beaten, to glaze

Method :
  • Combine the flours and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add 250ml of the water, the honey and the yeast. Set aside until the mixture is frothy.
  • Add the remaining water. With a wooden spoon, stir from the centre, incorporating flour with each turn, to obtain a smooth dough.
  • Add more flour if the dough is too sticky and use your hands if the dough becomes too stiff to stir.
  • Transfer to a floured board and knead, adding flour if necessary, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl and roll the dough around in the bowl to coat thoroughly on all sides. Cover with a plastic bag and leave in a warm place until doubled in volume.
  • Punch down the dough and knead in the walnuts evenly.
  • Grease the baking sheet. Shape the dough into a round loaf and place on the baking sheet.
  • Press in walnut pieces to decorate the top. Cover loosely with a damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 25-30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 220oC/425oF/Gas 7.
  • With a sharp knife, score the top. Brush with the beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to 190oC/375oF/Gas 5 and bake until the base sounds hollow when tapped, about 40 minutes. Cool on a rack.

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