Wholewheat Bread with Walnuts

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A wholesome, hearty, nutty wholewheat bread that goes wonderfully with a cold meat platter, fruit or cheese plate. Perfect toasted for a nutritious and healthy breakfast too.

Wholewheat Bread with Walnuts

- adapted from Brote für Genießer
  • 200 g Wholewheat flour
  • 80 ml Lukewarm water
  • 20 g Fresh yeast
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 150 g Sourdough starter, 100% hydration
  • 100 g Whole grain spelt flour
  • 350 g Dark bread flour
  • 10 g Salt
  • 4 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 205 ml Lukewarm water
  • 50 g Honey
  • 20 g Millet
  • 20 g Sesame seeds
  • 20 g Flaxseeds
  • 100 g Walnuts, chopped
  1. In a mixing bowl, add in wholewheat flour and make a well in the center. Crumble the fresh yeast into the well and add in 80 ml water and sugar. Stir together and leave it for 15 minutes.
  2. Peel, core and grate the apple. Add in sourdough starter, grated apple, flours, salt, walnut oil, water, honey, millet, sesame seeds, flaxseeds and chopped walnuts. Stir everything together on low speed until incorporated, then increase the speed and stir until a smooth and soft dough forms. Cover and set aside to proof for an hour.
  3. Gently knead the dough and divide into two portions. Shape one portion into a round and another into a log. Place the round dough, seam side up, into a well-floured proofing basket and another one into a parchment paper lined loaf pan. Dust the surface with flour and cover with a clean towel. Set aside to proof for a further 60 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 220C/430F. Turn the boule out onto a wooden peel dusted with cornmeal. Sprinkle some flour over dough and cut some decorative slashes on the top of bread. Make a long slash lengthwise down the center of top of the loaf in the loaf pan. Bake for about 45 minutes until nicely golden brown.

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2011 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2011 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com


Rosa's Yummy Yums 28/11/12 19:04

A gorgeous bread! It looks amazing.



Tricia @ saving room for dessert 28/11/12 19:25

The walnut oil and honey must be a great addition to this beautiful bread. It is absolutely picture perfect.

Finla 28/11/12 20:01

Beautiful, love breads with nuts, .

Yum Girl 28/11/12 21:58

What absolutely stunning bread! If I may, I’d like to invite you to submit your photos to the new YumGoggle, a photo sharing site with the philosophy that if you worked hard to cook it and photograph it, we should show it off! Hope to see you there soon!

Belinda @zomppa 28/11/12 22:44

That is one beautiful artisanal loaf!!

Priya 28/11/12 22:49

Am amazed to this gorgous bread,loving it.

Medeja 28/11/12 23:57

Oh, I can imagine how wonderful it smells.. :)

My Little Space 29/11/12 00:02

Such beautiful piece of work, Angie. Hope you're enjoying your day ahead. Is it snowing heavily on your side?

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef 29/11/12 00:36

Wow, what a fantastic bread. I can't wait to try it myself. People around here will think I've gone all posh.

Kit @ i-lostinausten 29/11/12 01:10

Wow! This bread looks fantastic! I love eating wholewheat bread & great healthy bread to start the day! :)

Velva 29/11/12 01:56

What is beautiful about bread like this...It has rustic feel and look.


Kathy 29/11/12 02:16

Oh my gosh….such a gorgeous bread! Love the rustic look…so appetizing!

Michael Toa 29/11/12 03:04

what a fantastic looking loaf... utterly gorgeous. I am not a big fan of walnuts, but strangely enjoy them in breads. Lovely.

Munatycooking 29/11/12 03:41

Angie, this loaf of bread looks beautiful, I can't wait to try it.

Veena Theagarajan 29/11/12 04:22

Angie, This looks so yummy bookmarked it

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 29/11/12 04:35

I like the round shaped bread, looks so rustic!

motherrimmy 29/11/12 04:40

I'm such a fan of crusty loaves of bread. This is a whole grain bread I can feel good about eating. I love the addition of apple for sweetness.

Susan 29/11/12 04:44

You are truly a bread artist, my friend. This is amazing and another recipe to add to my bread baking, XOXO

mjskit 29/11/12 04:44

And yet another gorgeous bread recipe!! I was excited seeing the sourdough starter because a friend of mine gave me some a few weeks ago. I've actually managed to keep it going and have made a couple loaves of bread, but I'm still learning. When you say "100% hydration" next to sourdough starter, what does that mean? Does it relate to a "fed" starter or something else? Thanks for your help!

Mich - Piece of Cake 29/11/12 05:10

What gorgeous loaves, love that you have shaped it in two ways...

kitchen flavours 29/11/12 06:09

Beautiful loaves! The addition of grated apples sounds really good!

Anne Regalado 29/11/12 07:33

Angie , what a gorgeous loaves ! I want to make some sourdough starter sometime to make this kind of rustic bread :D

Vimitha Anand 29/11/12 07:48

Thats a very gorgeous looking bread... Superb one

Anonymous 29/11/12 08:09

What fabulous loaves of bread Angie. I could enjoy a slice right now with a thick layer of cold butter. Delicious.
:-) Mandy

baker in disguise 29/11/12 08:49

What a beautiful and rustic bread.. perfect for the season!!

Ann@Anncoo Journal 29/11/12 11:09

Angie, I really wish I can bake a good bread like you. Always look so perfect :)

Rumana Ambrin 29/11/12 13:47

Awesome bread.. so so beautiful..

All That I'm Eating 29/11/12 14:08

This looks wonderful and the walnuts make it sound really interesting!

Barbara 29/11/12 14:24

Angie, how divine. I love all the healthy nuts in your bread.

Kate@Diethood 29/11/12 15:53

This bread couldn't be anymore beautiful!! I'm envious...I want your creativity! :)

Jenn Kendall 29/11/12 17:04

your bread sounds divine! i totally wish you had a bakery here in my town, i would be there every day!

Gina Stanley 29/11/12 17:16

Your bread always comes out so gorgeous. I have a hard enough time staying away from bread, if I was your neighbor I'd have no chance. Hope you are having a wonderful week my dear.

Kitcheninspirations 29/11/12 17:55

I'm wishing I had a sour dough starter on the go to make this gorgeous bread. I adore walnut bread and this one's even better with all the other inclusions. Beautiful, again. You are really my bread hero, Angie.

Anonymous 29/11/12 18:34

You and your gorgeous breads! I'm hungry every time I come here...lol! Another one that sounds amazing Angie :)

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 29/11/12 19:12

You need to open a bakery! I couldn't even begin to figure out how to make such a perfect loaf of bread. You are so talented!

Koko 29/11/12 19:26

You are so talented at making the most beautiful loaves of bread. Not just in looks, but unique and wonderful, flavourful recipes!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 29/11/12 19:45

What a beautiful bread. I am a big fan of breads with walnuts and the apple is nice on top of it all.

CJ - Food Stories 29/11/12 20:36

Wonderful Bread ... I love it :-)

Angie's Recipes 29/11/12 20:56

A 100% hydration sourdough starter is the starter fed with water and flour at equal weights.

My Italian Smorgasbord 29/11/12 23:50

these loaves are a work of art! you are a true baker! particularly love the scoring and what a nice oven spring!

Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking 30/11/12 00:46

beautiful loaves Angie. I love that crust, mmm

Roz P. 30/11/12 01:42

What a great bread! So artisanal!

Marcellina 30/11/12 04:30

What an amaing looking bread and I bet it taste fabulous too!

kankana 30/11/12 06:42

The bread looks so rustic perfect. Some soup to accompany would be perfect !

Emma @ Food, Fork and Good 30/11/12 10:48

What a gorgeous bread, I'm in love! I can imagine ripping bits off and dipping it into some stew. Beautiful pictures, you're so talented!

Debra Eliotseats 30/11/12 15:44

Looks beautiful and very hearty and healthy.

Elisabeth 30/11/12 16:49

Angie, thank you for your kind and comforting words re: my eye upcoming eye surgery...just didn't want to pass up your gorgeous wholewheat/walnut bread...truly a 'labor of love' and a 'work of art'; stunning, perfect and super delicious! Nothing like working with fresh yeast, and sourdough starter, but most of all, to have the 'artist' talent as you have...like an artist working on canvas; but in your case an 'artist' making MAGIC with dough!

Anonymous 30/11/12 17:29

A long time ago, I made several home-made breads per week & this one, was one of my favourites too!

Your artisanal bread with the walnuts looks impeccable, tasty & rustic too! You delived a great & tasty job! :) MMMMM!

Rosita Vargas 30/11/12 18:38

Estupenda receta de pan es irresistible me gusta,abrazos y abrazos.

Fimère 30/11/12 19:29

il est bien réussi, bravo
bonne soirée

Alida 30/11/12 21:54

you are so talented! This is ever so nice to look at and of course, I can imagine it is sooo tasty. Ciao!

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Santhi 1/12/12 05:29

Bread looks so delicious. Bookmarked.

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Norma Chang 1/12/12 14:01

Guess the addition of apple makes the bread moist. Love all the added nuts and seeds too.

Devaki 1/12/12 16:33

Gosh that could have just walked out of some high falutin' bakery! You know the only thing I always struggle with is that I never have sour dough starter at hand in the fridge...bummer...

Gloria 1/12/12 16:39

Angie always I love your recipes but really my favorites are your breads!!! fantastic and delicious!!

Sandra SECooking 1/12/12 18:01

This is simply gorgeous Angie! I am in love with your pictures and recipe sounds very delicious!!!

Terra 1/12/12 23:17

Walnuts scream holiday baking to me, I just love baking with them:-) Your bread looks gorgeous! Hugs, Terra

The Café Sucré Farine 2/12/12 01:19

I think you should call your blog "Angie's fine gourmet bakery" Wow! This bread is spectacular! Wish I could be a little mouse under your table :)

The Squishy Monster 2/12/12 01:27

Idk how I missed this!! I hope you're having a great weekend, Angie!!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 2/12/12 04:20

Awesome, beautiful bread, Angie! I am so in awe of your baking abilities.

A Canadian Foodie 2/12/12 18:21

Youa re truly the Queen of bread making, Angie. These are absolutely drop dead gorgeous! Wish you were my neighbour. I am into cheese making, lately, and bread and cheese? well, what can I say!

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Sara 2/12/12 20:28

Lovely! This bread is totally gorgeous, and sounds so delicious!!

Beth 2/12/12 21:36

Every time you post one of your beautiful loaves of bread, I promise myself that I'll bake a loaf too. Maybe this week!

Rebecca Subbiah 2/12/12 21:45

looks delicious adore your breads

Viviane Bauquet Farre 2/12/12 22:28

Walnuts are always a welcome addition to breads, in this chef's humble opinion. Beautiful loaf here, Angie - the aesthetics are professional and charming!

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today 3/12/12 00:53

looks amazing! I have a faze for baking bread now, will try your recipe :)

Pola M 3/12/12 03:44

Love walnut bread! Even better with the wholewheat flour!

Words Of Deliciousness 3/12/12 04:51

Your bread looks like a work of art, the photos are so gorgeous. It also sounds delicious.

Baker Street 3/12/12 10:19

WOW! You are so talented, A! Your bread looks absolutely stunning!!

rita cooks italian 3/12/12 15:59

This bread is packed with good stuff!!

Reeni Pisano 4/12/12 02:47

This looks so crusty and delicious Angie! I bet it makes great toast! That would be such a treat for breakfast with butter and jam.

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 4/12/12 16:06

I tend to put nuts in savory loaves but this gives me the idea of trying it in a regular whole grain loaf... very neat and it looks wonderful too Angie!

lena 5/12/12 17:25

your baking and photography skills are terrific, they look so beautiful! even better than some in the books!

Katy-Mei 8/12/12 16:08

Hope you're doing well Angie. Sorry about FB... don't think its right let out too much fire! :-) Love the bread... got to make myself made some one day. Take care. Mei

Ilke 9/12/12 00:53

I have not visited your site for a while due to hectic work but when I saw this picture on FB, I knew there is another one waiting for me here! The photo captures the eye quickly!
I am not lucky in sourdough started though. I will have to adjust this recipe. If you have a version without the starter, let me know!


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