Chunky walnut bread recipe

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makes: 1
Skill: easy
Cost: not
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  • Subtly nutty for real intrigue. Tastes delicious with cheese and chutney.

    Ingredients

    • 400g (14oz) very strong wholemeal flour
    • 250g (9oz) very strong white flour
    • 100g (31/2oz) walnut pieces, chopped and toasted
    • 2tbsp unrefined light Muscovado sugar
    • 11/2tsp salt
    • 7g sachet easy bake yeast
    • 3tbsp walnut, sunflower or olive oil
    • 450ml (3/4pt) warm water
    • Breadmaker method - adjust the above ingredients in the following way;
    • Use 350g (12oz) wholemeal flour
    • 150g (5oz) white flour
    • 1tsp yeast
    • 350ml (12floz) warm water

    Method

    • Put the wholemeal flour into a large bowl with the white flour. Add the walnut pieces, muscovado sugar and salt.

    • Sprinkle over the yeast. Pour in the oil and warm water.

    • Mix together with your hands until the mixture combines to make a rough dough ball.

    • Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and stretch and knead the dough for 10 mins until smooth and elastic.

    • Shape into an oval and put on to a greased baking tray. Use a sharp knife to score a few diagonal lines on tops of the loaf. Cover loosely with cling film. Leave in a warm place until doubled in size. (This will take about 30-40 mins.)

    • Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7. Remove cling film from bread and reduce the oven temperature to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Bake the bread for 35 mins until golden. To test to see if the loaf is ready, upturn and tap the base ? it should sound hollow.

    • Put all the ingredients into the bread maker bucket following the order and method specified in the manual.

    • Fit the bucket into the bread maker and set to the basic programme with a light crust. Press start.

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