Another weekend, another baking experiment. Having made a few walnut breads in recent months I wanted to make something different. I came across a bag of cashew nuts which I had originally bought for snacking, but now decided to try them in a bread. I also had a bag of whole almonds (again originally bought for snacking) which I decided to use instead of the chopped almonds I usually use. And I remembered some Khorasan flour I had bought when the Spelt flour I usually use was sold out, so I decided to add that into the mix.
The ingredients I used:
- 150g strong stoneground wholemeal bread flour
- 150g strong white bread flour
- 150g Khorasan flour
- 100g hemp seed hearts
- 100g cashew nuts (whole)
- 100g almonds (whole)
- ~10g fast action bread yeast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- just over 1/2 pint warm water
Mix, knead, let rise as appropriate, then bake at 220ºC (fan assisted oven) for just over 35 minutes.
Turned out very nice, soft but firm dough with a nice crust. The whole Cashews and Almonds make it crunchy. Mild nutty taste from the Hemp and the nuts. Will be on my list to make again.