Pain de Campagne With Walnuts and Cranberries: 5 minutes in a Bread Maker

Pain de Campagne With Walnuts and Cranberries: 5 minutes in a Bread Maker

Knead in the bread maker for just 5 minutes, then you just need to shape the dough into a ball and let it rise. It is much easier than you think, so try to bake and authentic pain de campagne (French country style bread).


Bread (strong) flour
100 g
Cake flour
100 g
Instant dry yeast
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Walnuts (crushed)
50 g
Dried cranberries
50 g
150 ml


1. Put all ingredients in the bread maker and let it knead for 5 minutes.
2. Take out the dough, and place it on a flour-dusted work surface. Shape it into a ball.
3. Wrap the dough with plastic film and let it rise for 50 minutes. Poke with a flour-dusted finger and make a hole. If the hole disappear, the dough has risen enough. If the hole fills back in the dough needs more time to rise.
4. Punch the dough down with your palm to deflate it.
5. Shape the dough into a ball a gain and place in a floured banneton or bread-rising basket. If you don't have a banneton, a 20cm diameter bowl is fine too. Cover with plastic film, and let the dough rise for 50 minutes.
6. Preheat the oven with a baking tray inside to 250℃ in the meantime.
7. When the dough has finished rising (it should rise to the edge of the basket), invert it onto a sheet of kitchen parchment paper.
8. Slash a cross on top of the loaf with a razorblade or similar.
9. Take out the very hot baking tray from the preheated oven (and close the oven door immediately). Place the dough on the baking tray with the kitchen parchment paper. Spray water in the oven and put the baking tray back to the oven.
10. Set the temperature on the preheated oven to 210 °C, and bake for 30 minutes.
11. If you change the filling to chocolate, you'll have chocolate pain de campagne.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my favorite bread. You don't need to divide the dough or rest it - just knead and round off. It's probably much easier to bake than you think, so I hope you will all give it a try.