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
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 . . .
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