Thursday 18 June 2015

Walnut Loaf recipe

This is a breadmaker recipe, but what I did was to bring it to dough stage in the breadmaker and finish it by hand,. baked in the oven.

1 cup water, tepid
2 tablespoons walnut oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon czaster sugar
3 cups white bread flour
1 teaspoon yeast

To finish:

100g (3 1/2 oz) walnuts, roughly chopped

Place the first six ingredients in the baking pan.  Set the programme to Basic (or in my case, Dough).*

When the cycle indicates, add the walnuts.  At the end of the programme, transfer bread to a wire rack to cool.

*Remove dough from pan and put onto a lightly floured board.  Flatten a little and incorporate nuts, turning and kneading until all are incorporated.  Shape and put into a pre-warmed and well-oiled 2 lb loaf tin and leave to prove until well risen.  Brush with well-beaten egg and put in a hot oven (420 deg. Fan) with a dish of boiling water below it, which helps to give a crisp crust.

Ready in about 25/30 mins - check that the bottom is done and if not brisk to tap, turn loaf upside down and give it another 5 mins.

Yummy . . .


  1. Sounds very healthy and looks delicious.
    Re your Welsh poppies in your last post - I have them self seeded all over the garden, and luckily they do seem to have a habit of seeding in dark corners - although orange is not a colour I particularly like they do brighten up dark spots.

  2. Looks good, I will be trying it out and will add a few chopped dates, I do like the combination.

  3. This recipe looks yummy, I wonder if it would work in a kitchenaid.
    Fondly Michelle

  4. No reason it shouldn't Michelle. Give it a whirl.

    Pam - It would be nice with dates in too.

    Pat - mine self-seeded with a bit of help from Tam one year, who thought they would look nice in the top of the wall!

  5. My yellow aquilega are going setting seeds, would you like me to post some to you.