Fruit and Nut bread | How to make Fruit and Nut bread

By Radha Natarajan  |  6th May 2018  |  
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  • Fruit and Nut bread, How to make Fruit and Nut bread
Fruit and Nut breadby Radha Natarajan
  • Prep Time

    2

    Hours
  • Cook Time

    50

    mins
  • Serves

    5

    People

19

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About Fruit and Nut bread Recipe

Though it has the basic bread ingredients, when baked it turns out to almost a cake like in texture with the inside very moist and the crust outside not too hard , so easy to slice and enjoy a moist bread. With the just right density and the crunch you want in a bread , almost like a rustic peasant bread but surprisingly softer.,

Fruit and Nut bread

Ingredients to make Fruit and Nut bread

  • 4 ½ cups of which 4 cups of whole wheat multigrain flour and 1/2 cup of all purpose flour.
  • 4 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp butter softened.
  • . 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1cup of finely chopped dry fruits and nuts like raisins, cranberries, walnuts, pistachios

How to make Fruit and Nut bread

  1. In a large bowl combine the warm water, yeast, sugar and let it remain till foamy. Whisk and blend well, add salt then adding the flour slowly, add the chopped nuts and berries.and start kneading by adding the buttermilk.
  2. add the buttermilk slowly , and do not add additional flour till you get the dough into a smooth ball , though very soft in texture.For mixing all the dry ingredients in the beginning you can use a large wooden spoon. .
  3. use your hands in the mixing bowl to knead for about 5 minutes. Turn on to a floured surface and knead bread for another 3 minutes.
  4. Put the dough in an oiled bowl, wrap a cling film or cover with a damp kitchen towel and let it rest.. Cover and let rise (about double in size) in a warm space for a couple of hours (or more depending upon the temperature).
  5. After the dough has almost doubled in size after nearly an hour or so, place it on the floured kitchen counter and flatten it out and keep doing this for 3 to 5 minutes. Then knead for another couple of minutes well.
  6. Shape into loaf, slash on top with a knife Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Keep it to rise once more upto 30 minutes and then bake in preheated 200 degree C in the oven for about 50-55 minutes. Let bread cool for about 30 minutes before slicing.
  8. Enjoy the fruit and nut bread with your cup of tea.

Reviews for Fruit and Nut bread (1)

Shelly Sharma6 months ago

Nice one.
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