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Maple Walnut Whole Wheat and Oat Loaf Monday, December 16, 2013, 04:34 PM



Maple Walnut Whole Wheat and Oat Loaf

Yield: 1 Large Round Loaf



  1. Combine the water, yeast and maple syrup in a bowl. Stir to dissolve the yeast.
  2. Add the flours, oats, sea salt and half of the walnuts. Knead by hand or in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the dough hook until the dough is smooth, about 5 minutes. Knead in the remaining walnuts.
  3. Form the dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover tightly and let the dough ferment and rise until doubled in bulk, from 1 1/2 to 3 hours, longer in very cold weather.
  4. Scrape the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Form it into a tight ball.
  5. Line a medium sized bowl with a clean cloth dish towel. Sprinkle it with some flour and rolled oats. Place the dough into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap . Let proof until expanded 1 1/2 times in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Lightly sprinkle the base with more rolled oats. Transfer the ball of dough onto the base. Using a serrated knife, make several cuts on the surface of the dough in a cross hatch pattern.
  7. Cover with the cloche and bake in a preheated 450°F oven for 30 minutes. Reduce the heat to 400°F and continue baking until the bread is evenly browned and crisp, about 25 to 30 more minutes.
  8. Cool the bread on a wire rack.

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