How to Make Fig and Walnut Bread

by Ellie Davies



  • 400 Grams White flour
  • 100 Grams Wheatmeal/granary flour
  • 10 Grams Salt
  • 5 Grams Yeast dried
  • 335 Milliliters Water
  • Dried figs
  • Walnuts
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather ingredients ( and water which I didn't do here...) you can use as much/little of the walnuts and figs as you like. I use approx 150g.

    Step 2

    Mix the two flours, then ad the yeast and salt being careful to make sure they do not mix!

    Step 3

    Add water and mix with your hands to form a nice dough.

    Step 4

    Here's the nice dough. Turn onto a surface ( flour it if you think it might stick ).

    Step 5

    We're going to knead it, so shape into a ball...

    Step 6

    Push the dough up vertically to stretch it...

    Step 7

    Then roll in the same direction....

    Step 8

    Once complete, turn 90 degrees and repeat until a glossy dough is formed, like he next picture.

    Step 9


    Step 10

    Next flatten the dough to a relative thin size, you need the surface area to be big enough to fit all your filling on.

    Step 11

    Ad the filling...

    Step 12

    Roll up in the same way as hen you were kneading....

    Step 13

    To form a loaf shape. Put this in a container to prove for 1 hour, removing the air every 20 minutes by punching the dough down.

    Step 14

    This is the dough knocked back.

    Step 15

    When the first hour is up, shape the dough into whatever you like ( I leave it jut as a loaf ) put in a plastic bag and prove for another hour ( no need to knock back ). Set the oven to 250 / gas 9.

    Step 16

    It's much bigger now...

    Step 17

    Score and place on baking tray.

    Step 18

    Place in the oven with a banne Marie and reduce the temperature to 200/gas 6 for 30 minutes, until the bread sounds hollow.

    Step 19

    Nice and golden brown.

    Step 20

    Ugh yummmmmmnm