Walnut and fig country grain loaf

  • Total Time

    1h 30m
    • Prep Time

      1h 0m
    • Bake Time

      30m
  • Serves

    12
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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Use this delicious loaf to make your cheese sandwiches just a little more special or serve up with a cheese board at a dinner party.

Method

  1. Place the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl.

  2. Mix together the oil, water and malt extract. Pour into the flour and stir together until a soft dough starts to form.  Add the figs and walnuts then knead until the dough is elastic.

  3. Shape into a round and place on a non-stick baking tray.  Cut a deep cross in the centre.

  4. Cover loosely with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, then remove the cling film.

  5. Preheat the oven to 230°C (210°C fan, gas mark 8).

  6. Place the bread in the centre of the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 200°C (180°C fan, gas mark 6) and bake for a further 15-20 minutes until the bread has risen, is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped underneath.

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