Here is the recipe for Walnut Bread that we are going to use at our Bread Club meeting tomorrow. I’ve made this a few times and I have to say I love this bread! The addition of walnut oil and butter makes it so soft and lovely. Based on a Paul Hollywood recipe.
- 350g wholemeal bread flour
- 150g strong white flour
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 7g fast acting yeast
- 40g softened butter
- 60ml walnut oil
- 300ml tepid water
- 150g walnut pieces
Put all the ingredients except the walnut pieces into a large bowl and stir to combine. Tip it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover with cling film and leave prove for an hour.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Turn your dough out and incorporate the walnut pieces into it by lightly kneading till they are well distributed. Now shape the dough into a ball and place on the baking tray. Use a sharp knife to cut a cross in the top and then dust with flour. Leave to prove for another hour.
Preheat oven to 220C/Gas 7. Bake the bread for 30-40 minutes until golden and the bottom makes a hollow sound when tapped. Leave to cool on a wire rack.