December 24, 2005
Walnut and Red Wine Loaf... to go with your SOuP!
I've been a baaaad girl and failed in my monthly soup recipe update (Glittr did hers. She is good with respect to soup and baaaad in other ways. Good ways. Oh yes). So to make amends, here is a bread recipe to go with Glittr's soup. I've made it and it is good (and pink):
200g strong white flour
100g strong wholemeal flour
1 tsp fine salt (fine as in particled rather than, man she is one FINE Glittr! Sorry, I've been on the Sailor Jack's)
1 sachet easy-blend yeast
1 glass red wine (125ml), plus water to make 200ml total liquid
150g coarsely chopped walnuts
2tbsp olive oil
Whilst your family is in the sitting room playing Rummikub, lightly mix flours, salt and yeast together in a bowl. In a blender, savage the wine/water mix, 50g of walnuts and the oil until smooth (don't worry about it being smooth- I can never get it smooth. Lumpyish will do), then pour onto the flour.
Add the rest of the walnuts and stir with vigour, passion and a little bit unrequited love to make a soft, sticky dough. Cover and read a good book for 10 minutes.
Once you are at a place in the book where you can safely put it down, knead the bread for 10 secs or so. Cover again and leave for another 10 minutes, which should hopefully get you to the section in chapter 4 where there is no possibility of sex for at least another 30 pages. Repeat knead and put dough back into bowl and leave to rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in height. Do not allow dough to reach Dr Who villan proportions. If this occurs, it will require a VERY firm thumping, possibly wrestling, to remove excess carbon dioxide.
Place in an oiled 1lb loaf tin, pressing down firmly.Cover and leave for another hour until doubled again. Finally, thank baby Jesus, bake in a pre-heated oven (200C/400F/gm 6) for 40 minutes.
Leave to cool on a rack. Do not cut into it whilst it is still hot, you greedy buggers.
P.s. Hello Glittr, Happy Christmas Eve!!!
Posted by scumkitten at December 24, 2005 10:52 PM
Back at ya baby! Great recipe!
Posted by: glittrgirl at December 24, 2005 11:26 PM
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