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A wholemeal round loaf cut into slices on a wooden board

Chunky walnut bread

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This delicious nutty wholemeal loaf is simply too good to resist and is perfect to create a plougmans lunch.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:1
  • Skill level:easy

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  • 400g 14⅛ oz Very strong wholemeal bread flour (we use Allinson) Very strong wholemeal bread flour
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Strong white bread flour (we use Allinson) Strong white bread flour
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 100g 3½ oz Walnuts pieces, chopped and toasted
  • 1½tsp 1 .5tsp Salt
  • 1 1 Easy bake yeast sachet (we use Allinson)
  • 3tbsp 3tbsp Olive oil
  • 450ml 15¼ fl oz Warm water

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Put the flour, walnut pieces, light muscovado, sugar and salt together in a large bowl.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Sprinkle over the yeast so that it is evenly dispersed and then pour in the oil and warm water. To achieve the right temperature of water we recommend mixing 1 part boiling water to 2 parts cold.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Easy bake yeast sachet (we use Allinson)
    • 450ml 15¼ fl oz Warm water
    • 3tbsp 3tbsp Olive oil
  3. Classic mode Step 3

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

  4. Classic mode Step 4

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

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    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 approximately 30-40 minutes.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Preheat the oven to 220°C, 200°C fan, gas 7. Remove cling film from bread and
    reduce the oven temperature to 200°C, 180°C fan, gas 6. Bake the bread for 35
    minutes until golden.