Whole-wheat walnut bread

Whole-wheat walnut bread
Walnuts are a versatile cooking ingredient that can be added to salads, pilafs, cookies, muffins, breads, cakes, and ice cream. Whole young nuts can be pickled in vinegar. Walnuts also can be pressed to make an
oil that is typically used in salads.
Walnuts also have a variety of nonculinary uses. The shells are used as an antiskid agent for tires and as blasting grit. Ground nutshells are sometimes added to commercial spices as a filler.
Nutritionally, walnuts are an excellent source of phosphorus, zinc, copper, and thiamin and a good source of iron and potassium. More than 70 percent of the fat comes from polyunsaturated fat.
Toasting walnuts enhances their flavor, helps maintain crispness, and makes them easier to chop
Whole-wheat walnut bread
As some of you know by now I like trying different combos when making bread.
The idea of adding walnuts to bread I got it form a Low-fat recipes cookbook and adapted to my taste.
I used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour, left the margarine out, almost doubled the amount of walnuts and used milk instead of powdered milk which I hate baking with.
Let’s turn the oven on and start baking
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
Whole-wheat walnut bread
In your mixing bowl sift together 3 cups of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all-purpose flour.
Make a well in the middle, add 1 cup of lukewarm milk, 1 package dry yeast and 1/2 tbsp brown sugar.
Leave until the yeast dissolves and bubbles appear at the surface. Add another 2/3 cup milk and mix well few minutes.
Add 2/3 to 3/4 cups walnuts and mix until incorporated into the dough. Adjust with more flour or milk if necessary
Shape the dough in a ball and leave it to rest until double in volume in a greased bowl.
When risen divide the dough in two, cut a cross on top and leave to rest again.
When almost double in size bake in preheated oven, at 375F, for about 25-30 minutes. Optional you can brush the breads with egg wash just before baking.
Whole-wheat walnut bread
Enjoy it
Whole-wheat walnut bread

Whole-wheat walnut bread

Whole-wheat walnut bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup walnuts

Instructions

  1. In your mixing bowl sift together the flours
  2. Make a well in the middle and pour 1 cup of lukewarm milk, the dry yeast and the sugar
  3. Leave at room temperature until the yeast dissolves
  4. Add the rest of the milk and mix well
  5. Add the walnuts. If needed add more flour or milk
  6. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Leave to rest at room temperature
  7. When doubled in size divide the dough in two balls, cut a cross on top and leave to rest again until almost doubled
  8. Bake in preaheated oven, at 375F, for about 25-30 minutes. Optional brush the breads with egg wash before baking
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Comments

  1. Wendy Irene says

    Walnuts! I have not seen them in so long. My husband is slightly allergic to them. I love the idea of combining whole wheat flour with walnuts. That sounds like a great combination, and a delicious healthy bread.

  2. UrMomCooks says

    Loving the idea of this bread! I can practically smell it baking…and of course the baker gets the first piece!

  3. denise @ bread expectations says

    While flax seed bread is still my all time favourite, I do have a soft spot for grainy walnut bread, especially with Cheddar or Brie cheese. As Biren says, they do smell wonderful when baking :) Your loaves look wonderful!!!

  4. Brandie@thecountrycook says

    That look awesomw! I am really trying to get better at making bread. I have had a bit of a yeast phobia but I'm working on it. I really want to try making this!

  5. Dionne Baldwin says

    Now THIS is wholesome! I wish I had found this sooner! I need a good whole wheat recipe. I never thought of toasting the walnuts first what a good idea!

  6. Renata says

    I love including nuts to my everyday bread! Walnuts and Brazil nuts are some of my favorites. Hats off to you, your bread looks really amazing!

  7. The Cilantropist says

    This bread looks fabulous with the big pieces of walnut all throughout! I love everything about making bread, but one of the best things is how 'rustic' it can be. Yours somehow manages to look rustic and elegant all at the same time! Great job!

  8. Lizzy says

    I just adore nuts in yeast breads…and the brown sugar gives the perfect sweetness…this bread sounds marvelous!!!!

  9. sara @ CaffeIna says

    Wonderful bread and wonderful account of all the uses of walnuts!
    ps: I love your cutting board with that swirled border :)

  10. Mary says

    I love the way this loaf sounds. I've made several French breads with walnuts and have loved them. This one also sounds delicious. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  11. Mother Rimmy says

    Beautiful bread. I'm a big fan of walnuts for all the reasons you've stated. Even better, they are delicious added to almost any dish.

    Have a good weekend!

    kristi

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