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Dark ale and walnut bread with three slices removed and one spread with butter.

Dark ale and walnut bread

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3.001 stars based on 13 ratings

Use your bread maker to mix and knead the dough then simply shape and bake in the oven. The delicious undertones of rich dark ale and crunchy walnuts work really well with a thick layer of butter and some strong cheese to create a devine ploughmans lunch.

Key Information

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  • Serves:1
  • Skill level:easy

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Put the ingredients into the bread maker baking pan in the order specified for your particular model (see manufacturer’s handbook).

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Set to the basic white program. Add the walnuts at the time for added ingredients, as directed by the manufacturer of your machine.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Remove the dough from machine and knead again until smooth. Shape the dough into a circle.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Place onto a greased baking sheet and leave to prove until double in size.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Cut a deep cross into the top of the loaf and decorate with walnuts.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Bake at 190°C (170°C fan, 375°F, gas mark 5) for 30 minutes.