Walnut and fig country grain loaf

  • Total Time

    1h 30m
    • Prep Time

      1h 0m
    • Bake Time

      30m
  • Serves

    12


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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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    Absolutely delicious. I only had prunes but it turned out very well. There’s another one in the oven now......mmmm

  2. 5 star rating

    A fantastic loaf! The only flour in Sainsbury's last week was Allinsons Country Grain so I bought 2 bags and hunted for a recipe on the internet. So glad I found it! I have made 3 loaves this week already. I can't get over how easy it is and couldn't believe it didn't need a second proving. It has turned out perfect every time.

  3. 5 star rating

    Used olive oil in place of walnut oil. Also olive oil on my hands to shape, as it is very sticky dough. The bread was delicious, will definitely be making again

  4. 5 star rating

    Just made this. Didn’t have any walnut oil so used toasted sesame seed oil. It’s easy to make and delicious to taste.

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