Made With a Bread Machine Forest Nut Pain de Campagne

Made With a Bread Machine Forest Nut Pain de Campagne

This is a simple and delicious pain de campagne (country-style French bread) packed with nuts and raisins. The more you chew this, the more you taste the natural sweetness of this tasty bread.

Ingredients: Two 20cm diameter oval shaped loaves

☆Bread (strong) flour
150 g
☆ Whole wheat flour (Graham flour if you have it)
50 g
☆ Brown sugar (or powdered dark brown sugar)
15 g
20 g
3.5 g
130 to 140 ml
40 g
○ Peeled chestnuts (1 small bag)
35 g
○ Mixed dried fruits (raisins, cranberries etc.)
40 g
Dry yeast
3.5 g
as needed
Poppyseeds if you have them
a small amount


1. Roast the walnuts in a 160°C oven for 10 minutes, watching it so it doesn't get burned. Put all the ☆ ingredients in the bread machine. Put the ○ nuts and dried fruits in the side container if the machine has one, and the dry yeast in the yeast container if there is one. Choose the raisin bread program and switch the machine on.
2. Take the dough out after the 1st rising and divide into two. Round out each portion of dough, cover with plastic and rest for 10 minutes.
3. When the dough has rested, roll each ball of dough out into a flat circle and roll up from the edge.
4. Pinch the seam to close securely. Fold back both pointed ends too and secure, to form an oval shaped loaf.
5. Line a baking sheet with kitchen parchment paper, and place the loaves on it, seam side down. Cover with plastic wrap and use the oven's bread rising setting to raise the dough (2nd rising) for 20 to 25 minutes. When the 2nd rising is done, take the dough out and start preheating the oven to 220°C.
6. Mist the raised dough with a mister, dust with the joshinko flour using a tea strainer. Slash the top of each loaf in a leaf pattern using a razorblade. Optionally sprinkle with poppyseeds.
7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 220°C and it's done. The crispy, natural sweetness is so good!
8. You can also just bake it in the bread machine using a timer.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used a recipe magazine as inspiration to make this for my husband, who is addicted to an apple pain de campagne made from another COOKPAD recipe. I used a bread machine to make this. It's best made packed with dried fruits, so you can add up to 120 g in total combined with the nuts. Try varying the mixture of fruits and nuts. I added sweet chestnuts for my chestnut-loving daughter.