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Walnut Bread Kneaded in a Bread Machine

Walnut Bread Kneaded in a Bread Machine

Although this type of dough is usually used for bread with hard crusts, it' still quite tender. It's a subtly sweet walnut bread.

Ingredients: 12 rolls

Whole wheat flour
120 g
Bread (strong) flour
120 g
Cake flour
60 g
Soft light brown sugar
45 g
Salt
4 g
Margarine
30 g
Dry yeast
5 g
Milk
200 ml
Walnuts
70 g
Beaten egg (for the eggwash)
as needed

Steps

1. Put all the ingredients except for the beaten egg in a bread machine, and use the "dough only" setting. Leave it up to the machine until the 1st rising is done (about 1 hour).
2. Divide the dough into 12 portions (about 54 g each), round off each portion, and rest for 15 minutes.
3. Line an oven tray with kitchen parchment paper, and put 6 balls of dough on top. Press down lightly with your hands to make flat rounds. Cover with a tightly wrung out moistened kitchen towel, and leave to rise in the oven set at 40°C for 30 minutes (2nd rising).
4. Preheat the oven to 180°C (take the dough out first). Brush the tops of the rolls with egg wash. Snip the rolls 5 times each with kitchen scissors. Bake in a 180°C oven for 15 minutes.
5. For walnut-raisin bread: Use 40 g of walnuts instead of 70 g, and add 40 g of raisins. Then follow the directions above.

Story Behind this Recipe

I aimed to recreate the walnut rolls from the Little Mermaid Bakeries (a chain of bakeries in Japan).