This is modified from a recipe by KitchenManiac
I’d been looking for a great recipe for walnut bread. My first attempt was a whole wheat version that was so dry and tasteless that I rejoiced when my cats decided to nibble on it. Because then I had an excuse to throw it out.
Nevertheless, I persisted (See what I did there?). I found this version that uses bread flour and quick oats, a bit of brown sugar and a lot of walnuts.
The original recipe was, I thought, a bit off. It called for a full tablespoon of salt– I cut that down to one teaspoon. Instead of 1 1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast I used 2 1/4 teaspoons, or one packet. I also went with a heaping cup of walnuts instead of the 3/4 cup called for.
The result was a moist, fluffy, walnutty loaf– soft on the inside with a perfect crunchy crust. YUM.
Have it with homemade soup. I made a big pot of slow cooker split pea.
All right, let’s bake. Did I mention I use a bread machine?
- 2 1/4 teaspoonActive Dry yeast, one packet
- 3 1⁄4 cups bread flour
- 1⁄2 cup quick oats
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 T ablespoon butter, cut into pieces
- 1 1⁄4 cups very warm water (not hot)