Great rustic recipe for a delicious loaf.

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • British
    • Vegetarian

    Date and Walnut Loaf

    Recipe Information

    Ingredients
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    200g The Pantry Strong Wholemeal Flour

    200g The Pantry Plain Flour

    7g – 1 sachet – The Pantry Dried Yeast

    70g The Pantry Walnuts – chopped

    50g The Pantry Dates

    20ml Solesta Olive Oil – plus a little extra for greasing

    7g Salt

    10g Light Brown Soft Sugar

    300ml lukewarm water

    Method

    Mix the flours, yeast, brown sugar and salt together.

    Mix the water and oil together and pour over the flour and mix well.

    Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface, need for about 5 minutes, until you have a smooth dough.

    Sprinkle over the dates and walnuts, knead for about 5 minutes – until all is combined – shape into a round.

    Put in a lightly oiled baking tray, cover with some lightly oiled cling film, put somewhere warm and allow to prove for 65/70 minutes – until well-risen.

    Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

    Remove the cling film. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.

    When the bread is taken out of its tin and you tap the bottom of the bread – it should sound hollow – if not return to bake for another 5 minutes.

    Cool on a rack.

    Great served with cheese and salami.

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