Maple Walnut Sourdough Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
KateL
Recipe by Donna M.

Very special breakfast bread (good anytime!) Makes a very classy French Toast.

Top Review by Cindy Lynn

This is the first time I used the "dough" cycle on my bread machine to make a loaf of bread. I'd been hearing that bread machine recipes prepped in the bread machine and baked in the oven turned out so much better, so at Donna's recommendation, I decided to try it with this recipe. It is wonderful. I used my own homemade maple syrup (I almost always have a jug in the fridge) and increased the cinnamon to 1 tsp. since my family are cinnamon lovers. I served this with bacon and eggs for breakfast this morning. My husband had his toasted and I had mine fresh sliced. It was soooooo tender (both toasted and untoasted). Normally I would drizzle an icing over the top, but this didn't need that. I couldn't believe it was this sweet for a sourdough bread. My husband normally only tolerates sourdough breads, but this one he'd like to have again. I almost forgot to mention, since I was baking this in the oven, I opted not to add the yeast and it rose beautifully. I baked it at 375 deg F for about 30 minutes, then buttered the top when it was fresh out of the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in bread machine pan according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Yeast is optional if baking in conventional oven.
  3. Select basic white cycle, or dough cycle if you prefer to bake in the oven.
  4. At end of dough cycle, shape into loaf and place in lightly greased bread pan.
  5. Cover and let rise until about doubled.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Turn out of pan onto wire rack to cool.
  8. Brush crust with melted butter if desired, for a soft crust.
  9. NOTE: To toast walnuts, spread on a shallow baking pan and place in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes.

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