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Walnut bread braid

Difficulty: 

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 1 hour

Ingredients per 6 People

all purpose flour, 5 cups
semi-skimmed milk, 1 + 3/5 cups
coarsely chopped walnuts, 5,3 oz
fresh yeast, 0,5 oz (sourdough, 5 oz)
malt or honey, 1 tsp
salt, 1 tsp
extra virgin olive oil
butter
1 egg yolk
a little of milk

Procedure

Sift the flour into a bowl, add the sourdough or dissolve fresh yeast in warm milk and let it stand for 10 minutes before adding to the flour. Then, add it the to the mix and knead in a bowl for a couple of minutes.
Add salt and walnuts. Knead on a working surface until all the ingredients are well blended and the dough is soft and firm. Grease a bowl with a little oil and put the dough in. Cover and let leaven for about 1 hour. Divide the dough into three parts, roll each one into a long sausage like shape thicker at the center and weave the three of them to make a braid. Lay the braid in a rectangular baking pan (of about 11x15 inch is perfect) covered with baking paper, and let leaven until it doubles. When ready, mix the egg yolk with alittle milk and brush the surface of the bread with it. Bake at 180°C for about 45 minutes.


Thanks to: Il Deborino

Debora Troni – Busy Bee (Il Deborino)

I’m from Tuscany but I lived in Britain for several years before coming back to Italy and settling in Mantua where I live with my husband.
I’ve travelled all over the world and this, along with my experience of living abroad have enriched my knowledge about the traditions and culinary cultures of other Countries.
I’ve always been drawn to conviviality and storytelling so in 2009 I started my blog in order to share my culinary experiments. The decision to give the blog an international appeal by publishing my posts both in Italian and in English is consistent with the contents of the blog itself: a mix of excellent traditional Italian dishes and food from all over the world all cooked with curiosity and passion.

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