Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Apple walnut bread


Here is the 2nd recipe from my recently inspired brain :)


Makes 2 large loaves.

150grams wholemeal flour
850grams white bread flour
3 teaspoons instant dry yeast
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons butter
300ml milk
1 teaspoon molasses
350ml warm water
1 apple, peeled and chopped finely
100g chopped walnuts

Heat milk, butter and molasses until butter has just melted.
Place all dry ingredients into mixer with dough hook attached. (Yes, you can make by hand, just mix with wooden spoon at this point).

Start the mixer on low and gradually pour in the milk mixture, followed by the warm water. Allow to mix for 5 minutes, then add apple and walnuts. Mix for a further 5 minutes on low. (Or by hand until well mixed, then knead for at least 5 minutes). The mixture is very moist.

Make an oil spot on your bench (any veg oil is fine) and tip the dough onto it. Oil the inside of the bowl and place the dough back in, cover with oiled plastic wrap. Allow to rise for an hour.

Tip the dough back onto the oiled bench and cut in half with a sharp knife. Don't knead or attempt to press the air out. Gather the dough at the top of each piece so that it become circular or oval shape. Turn upside down onto a baking tray lined with baking paper (so that the smooth side is now facing up). Repeat with other loaf. Re-cover with the plastic wrap.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees (C) while the loaves sit for 20 minutes.
Slash loaves with a sharp knife (if desired).
Bake for 5 minutes at 250, then turn down to 220 degrees (C) for a further 30 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack. Delicious warm with butter and cold with home made jam :)

I'd love to hear your thoughts if you use my recipe and suggestions for improvements are also welcome. 
Would you like my recipes to be printable? Let me know, then I'll find out how to get the print option thingy!



3 comments:

Rochelle Buckley said...

Looks and sounds awesome, sorry, delicious.
I'll be sure to let you know when I cook it :-)

Cathy Johnson said...

Thanks for sharing, I'll have to give it a try.

Sue Elvis said...

Kelly,

A print option sounds like a great idea. How about making a video too? Or your children could make one of you cooking your bread?