Walnut Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
Recipe by ellie_

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.

Top Review by Hey Jude

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make glaze: Using a food processor, process egg and 1/2 teaspoon salt with steel knife for 2 seconds.
  2. Remove and set aside but do not clean work bowl before proceeding.
  3. To make bread: Grease or oil large bowl and set aside.
  4. Combine water, brown sugar and yeast in measuring cup stirring to blend.
  5. Let stand until foamy (10 minutes).
  6. Using a food processor with steel knife in the same workbowl, combine 2-1/2 cups bread flour, whole wheat flour, oil and salt.
  7. While machine is running pour yeast mixture through feed tube and blend (40 seconds or until dough cleans inside of bowl).
  8. *Ifdough is too wet add reserved 1/2 cup flour to bowl (1 tablespoon at a time until it looks uniformly moiste and elastic).
  9. Push dough down onto the blade and add walnuts.
  10. Mix 10 seconds.
  11. Do not overprocess.
  12. Transfer dough to plastic bag and press loose walnuts into dough.
  13. Shape dough into ball and transfer to oiled bowl, turning to coat.
  14. Cover bowl with damp towel or plastic wrap.
  15. Let rise until doubled (1 hour).
  16. Grease large baking sheet.
  17. Punch dough down.
  18. Turn out onto floured bread board.
  19. Shape dough into smooth ball.
  20. Cover with plastic wrap.
  21. Let rise until doubled (40 minutes).
  22. Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
  23. Slash top of dough twice to make an"x" and brush with glaze.
  24. Bake 35-45 minutes or until bread is brown and sounds hollow when thumped.

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