Wholemeal Walnut Bread

Ingredients

  • 500g Doves Farm Organic Strong Wholemeal Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 375ml tepid water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp walnut oil
  • 150g walnut pieces
  • oil, for tin

Method

  1. Put the flour, yeast and sugar into a large bowl and blend them together.
  2. Stir in the water, and when everything looks craggy and lumpy, stir in the salt.
  3. Mix in the oil.
  4. Using your hands gather everything together into a ball of dough.
  5. Knead the dough for 100 presses in the bowl or on a work surface, without adding flour
  6. Cover the dough bowl with a large upturned bowl and leave it in a warm place, for the dough to double in size, which will take about an hour.
  7. Rub some oil around the inside of a 1kg/2lb bread tin.
  8. Press down the dough, add the walnuts and knead the dough for 50 presses.
  9. Shape the dough and put it into your prepared tin.
  10. Invert an upturned bowl over the tin and leave it to rise in a warm place for 40 minutes.
  11. Pre-heat the oven.
  12. Remove the upturned bowl and bake the bread for 45-50 minutes. You will know it’s done when the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
  13. Leave the bread to cool on a wire rack.