I was back in Singapore for 10 days last week. Other than celebrating Chinese New Year with my families, I had great fun meeting up with friends, shopping for clothes and English cookbooks, and of course, feasting on local food!
I intended to post the recipe of whole wheat walnut bread during my free time in Singapore, but I guess I was too excited about the trip that I forgot to pack the battery and power cord of my laptop into the luggage, and so all I had was a laptop that I couldn't use at all. I guess age is catching up with me and I'm getting more and more forgetful. :-P Anyway, here's the recipe, give it a try and I'm sure that you won't regret it!
Whole Wheat Walnut Bread
Recipe taken from here
170g bread flour
80g whole wheat flour
5g instant yeast
20g granulated sugar
15g butter, at room temperature
75g toasted walnuts, chopped
1) Combine the flours, salt, sugar and instant yeast in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center. Add water into the well of the dry ingredients.
2) Using dough hook of your mixer, knead until your dough doesn’t cling to the sides of the bowl anymore. Add the softened butter and let the hook works that in.
3) Continue kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic. Mix in chopped walnuts. Shape the dough into a ball, cover with cling wrap and let it rises in an oiled bowl for 40 minutes, or until doubled.
4) Transfer the dough to a clean floured surface. Deflate and divide into 4 equal portions. Form each portion into a ball shape. Cover with cling wrap, let rest for 15 minutes.
5) Roll out each portion of the dough with a rolling pin into an oval shape. Turn the dough with the long side toward you. Fold the outer third of the dough to the center. Fold the other side of the dough over. Use your fingers to crimp and seal the seam. Repeat the step with the other 3 portions.
6) Place the dough on a baking tray. Cover with cling wrap and let the dough rise for another 45 minutes.
7) Preheat the oven to 200 deg C. Put the dough into the oven and turn the temperature down to 180 deg C. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the bread turns golden brown.