Something Walnut This Way Comes

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Walnut bread is easy to enjoy, but to get the most flavor out of your walnuts, roast them in the oven first. If you notice a purplish hue to the finished bread, that’s normal. The iron in flour is reacting with gallic acid found in walnut skins. The Baker’s Percentage for this bread is as follows:

Total Flour                                       1,000 g                                     100%

White Flour                                         900 g                                       90%

Whole-Wheat Flour                            100 g                                       10%

Levain                                                 200 g                                       20%

Roasted Walnuts                                200 g                                       20%

Water                                                  700 g                                       70%

Salt                                                       20 g                                         2%

Roast the walnuts in a 350 degree oven for about 13 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool to room temperature. Add nuts at the beginning of the Mix and continue on through the Bake.

This is a great breakfast bread when toasted with a heavy drizzle of honey, but sinfully good as French toast or bread pudding. Good Morning.

Filbert Bread

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Filbert is just another name for a hazelnut, and it makes a delicious addition to bread. Some fun facts about filberts:

Some speculate that the name “filbert” originated from “full beard,” which refers to the husk (or “beard”) that entirely covers the nut in some varieties.

The hazelnut is unique in that it blooms and pollinates in the middle of winter. Wind carries the pollen from yellow catkins to a tiny red flower, where it stays dormant until June, when the nut begins to form.

The hazelnut became Oregon’s official State Nut in 1989.

The Baker’s Percentage for this bread is as follows:

Total Flour                                                 1,000 g                                     100%

White Flour                                                   900 g                                       90%

Whole-Wheat Flour                                      100 g                                       10%

Levain                                                           200 g                                       20%

Roasted Hazelnuts                                       200 g                                       20%

Water                                                            700 g                                       70%

Salt                                                                 20 g                                         2%

Roast the hazelnuts in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, until edges are brown. Once the nuts are cool enough to handle, rub their skins off with your fingers or with a clean kitchen towel. Add the nuts at the beginning of the Mix and continue on through the Bake.

Hazelnuts are best friends with chocolate. Thickly slather a slice with Nutella– Yum.