Saturday, February 23, 2008

Walnut Bread.

With all the snow these days, I decided to do some baking. So, I now present to you a recipe for Walnut Bread. This is wonderful with avocado, or toasted with cream cheese or butter.

1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
1 cup of teff flour
1/2 cup of buckwheat flour
1 cup of white rice flour
1 cup walnut meal
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup warm water
1 pkg yeast
2tbsp molasses
1 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped/broken up
3 (or more) tbsp walnut oil
water (at least 1/2 cup)

Add the molasses and the yeast to the 1/2 cup warm water, to proof.
Blend all dry ingredients in the stand mixer with paddle attachment.

Add the walnut oil, blend, switch to dough hook. Add molasses/yeast mixture. Add extra water as desirable to achieve consistency of playdough, maybe a little thinner. the dough should form together into a ball. let it mix for a couple of minutes. Add the walnuts.

I baked this as a boule in a cake pan. Form it into a ball and let rise for an hour (oil it, either with walnut oil or olive oil, so it doesn't dry out). Then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for at least an hour. Put oil or butter on the crust when you remove it from the oven, this will minimize toughness...