Breads & Crackers

Walnut and Fig Bread

August 7, 2013

I’ve been planning to make bread for a quite a while. This is my first attempt of bread making. I thought it must be time consuming, but actually it is very simple. Apart from the raising time there’s not much to do.  And at least you know what’s in the end product, so it’s safe to give to your children as well.

 

Fig and Walnut Bread

Fig and Walnut Bread – fresh out of the oven

 

Walnut and Fig Bread
 
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Delicious bread wonderful both with sweet or savoury toppings or just simply as is.
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Recipe type: Breads
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 500 g organic wholegrain spelt flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp demerara sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 300 ml luke warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 g dried figs chopped into small pieces
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 4 tbsp orange juice
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt, sugar and yeast.
  2. Stir in 300 ml luke warm water.
  3. While the mix is still lumpy add the oil then knead well to make smooth and pliable dough.
  4. Leave he dough in a bowl covered with a cloth, in a draught free place to double in size.
  5. Meanwhile chop the figs and walnuts and leave them to soak in the orange juice
  6. Turn out the dough in a floured surface, add the soaked figs and walnuts then knead firmly for several minutes.
  7. Shape the dough and put it into an oiled 1kg bread tin or place it on an oiled baking sheet.
  8. Cover and leave dough to rise for about 40 minutes in a warm place.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.

Organic wholegrain spelt flour

Organic wholegrain spelt flour – recipe taken and tweaked a bit from the packaging

Figs and walnuts soaked in orange juice

Figs and walnuts soaked in orange juice

The bread came out perfectly crispy and tasted way better than the store bought breads. Do you make your own bread? Would love to hear some good recipes in the comments below 🙂

Fresh Walnut and Fig bread

Fresh Walnut and Fig bread

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