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Walnut and fig country grain loaf

15 Reviews

About the bake

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.

130Total Time
1Prep Time
30Bake Time
12Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 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. Step 3:

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

  4. Step 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. Step 5:

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

  6. Step 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.

Ingredients

    • 500g Country grain bread flour
    • 7g Easy bake yeast
    • 300ml Warm water
    • 2 tbsp Walnut oil
    • 1 tbsp Malt extract
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 150g Figs (dried) (chopped)
    • 75g Walnuts (chopped)

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