Prep 2 hrs
Cook 40 mins
Yeast walnut bread is made with a food processer. Other additions such as dried fruit can easily be added to this wholesome bread.Original recipe printed in Bon Appetit (April, 1982). Prep time includes rising time.
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 envelope dry yeast
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons walnut oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups walnut halves (6 oz. package)
- To make glaze: Using a food processor, process egg and 1/2 teaspoon salt with steel knife for 2 seconds.
- Remove and set aside but do not clean work bowl before proceeding.
- To make bread: Grease or oil large bowl and set aside.
- Combine water, brown sugar and yeast in measuring cup stirring to blend.
- Let stand until foamy (10 minutes).
- Using a food processor with steel knife in the same workbowl, combine 2-1/2 cups bread flour, whole wheat flour, oil and salt.
- While machine is running pour yeast mixture through feed tube and blend (40 seconds or until dough cleans inside of bowl).
- *Ifdough is too wet add reserved 1/2 cup flour to bowl (1 tablespoon at a time until it looks uniformly moiste and elastic).
- Push dough down onto the blade and add walnuts.
- Mix 10 seconds.
- Do not overprocess.
- Transfer dough to plastic bag and press loose walnuts into dough.
- Shape dough into ball and transfer to oiled bowl, turning to coat.
- Cover bowl with damp towel or plastic wrap.
- Let rise until doubled (1 hour).
- Grease large baking sheet.
- Punch dough down.
- Turn out onto floured bread board.
- Shape dough into smooth ball.
- Cover with plastic wrap.
- Let rise until doubled (40 minutes).
- Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
- Slash top of dough twice to make an"x" and brush with glaze.
- Bake 35-45 minutes or until bread is brown and sounds hollow when thumped.
This is a wonderful way to make bread...using a food processor! I've never made bread using this method and it turned out wonderful. I added some dried, sweetened cranberries to the mix to make my all-time favorite Cranberry-Walnut Bread and I was not disappointed. We ate it fresh with cream cheese and I plan on using the loaf for my breakfast during the coming week. Thanks so much Ellie, we loved this bread!