As i mentioned in an earlier post, we have a huge stash of walnuts that one of our neighbours kindly had put out for grabs in our back alley. My guess is that they didn’t want to spend time cracking and rinsing 10 kg of walnuts, but for us, it was like finding a lump of gold on the street.
Anyways, we’ve been eating a lot of walnuts in different shapes and forms the last few months, and today I decided to use part of the harvest to make some walnut bread.
This is what I used to make the bread:
- 2 tsp dried yeast
- 250 ml milk (2%)
- 250 ml water
- 50 ml olive oil
- 100 ml molasses (brödsirap)
- 100 ml bread baking grains
- 2 tbs flax seeds
- 2 fistfulls of walnuts
- 1.2 litre flour
This is how you make the buns:
- Heat up the milk and the water to 37°C and pour over the yeast in a large bowl. Whisk until the yeast is completely dissolved.
- Add the olive oil, molasses, grains, walnuts and flax seeds.
- Add about 1 litre of flour and knead the dough into a large bun.
- Let the dough rise under a cloth for an hour.
- Rip off chunks of dough and add a little more flour to them as you shape them into round buns. Decorate with a walnut on top.
- Let rise for another 30 min under a cloth and then brush the buns with some water before baking them in the oven at 200ºC for about 15 min (take them out when they look golden).