Wholemeal Walnut Bread

Ingredients

  • 500g Doves Farm Organic Strong Wholemeal Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 350ml tepid water
  • 3 tbsp walnut oil
  • 150g walnut pieces

Method

  1. Put the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a large bowl and blend them together.
  2. Stir in the water, and when everything looks craggy and lumpy, stir in the oil. Using your hands gather everything together into a slightly sticky, doughy mass.
  3. Knead the sticky dough for 100 presses in the bowl or on a work surface, without adding flour
  4. Cover the dough bowl with oiled cling film and leave it in a warm place, for the dough to double in size, which will take about an hour.
  5. Knead the dough for another 50 presses.
  6. Add the walnuts and knead until they are incorporated.
  7. Shape the dough and put it into your prepared tin.
  8. Loosely cover the tin with the oiled cling film and leave it to rise in a warm place for 40 – 45 minutes.
  9. Pre-heat the oven and bake the loaf for 45-50 minutes. You will know it’s done when the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
  10. Leave to cool on a wire rack.