Walnut and Fig Loaf
A couple of years ago I came across this recipe on the back of the Allinson Country Grain Flour packet. I appreciate I sound like I should be sponsored by Allinson. I’m not, it’s just a jolly nice loaf of bread. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
500g Allinson Country Grain Bread Loaf Flour
1 sachet (7g) Allinson Easy Bake Yeast
300ml Lukewarm Water
150g Chopped Dried Figs
2tbsp Walnut Oil
1tbsp Malt Extract
75g Chopped Walnuts
Step 1: Place the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Mix together the oil, water and malt extract. Pour into the flour and stir together until a soft dough starts to form.
Step 2: Add the figs and walnuts then knead until the dough is elastic.
Step 3: Shape into a round and place on a non-stick baking tray. Cut a deep cross in the centre.
Step 4: Cover loosely with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled i size, then remove the cling film. Pre-heat the oven to 230C/fan 210C/gas mark 8.
Step 5: Place the bread in the centre of the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 200C/fan 180C/gas mark 6 and bake for a further 15/20 minutes until the bread has risen, is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped underneath.