One Ingredient challenge – Walnut Bread

one-ingredient-walnuts-OCT-680x1024 New Bread – New Challenge

This weekend, we are invited to a Canadian Thanksgiving party for the first time and I was inspired by this homy meal and decided to try a recipe that my mother gave me a while ago: walnut bread. It is my favourite bread and I cannot resist a good walnut bread loaf. With cheese, a roast or any great food, the walnut bread is a great side dish.

It is as well a great fit for the one ingredient challenge of the month dedicated to walnuts. The challenge is organized by Laura from the blog How To Cook Good Food and Nazima from Franglais Kitchen. I hope this recipe will be a great fit for the challenge.

Here is the recipe with my usual personal adjustments!

Explanation: The sour dough starter is a natural yeast that you can prepare at home and allow you to get nice loaf. It is very easy to prepare but it takes time to get it ready to use. If you don’t have sour dough starter you can replace it by more instant dry yeast. In the case of this recipe, I would put 20gr instead of 10gr of dry yeast if you don’t have it.


Walnut Bread

By Sophie Maulevrier Published: October 21, 2013

  • Yield: 4 small loafs
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Ready In: 3 hrs 2 mins

Homy walnut bread- This recipe could be adapted with all kind of nut or dry fruits



  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, put the flour, the butter, the salt and the sugar and combine. Then, add the sour dough starter and the yeast and combine. Prepare the water and the milk, they should be at 20°C. Add them slowly to the mix in order to get a sticky dough. Let the stand mixer work the dough for at least 10 minutes. When the dough is firm, place it in a bowl and cover with a clothe. Let rise for 30 minutes
  2. Flour a working station to work the dough on it. Add the walnuts and work the dough to distribute them equally through it. Put back the dough in the bowl and let rise for 40 minutes
  3. Prepare 1 large backing tray or 2 small one. Flour them or put a backing paper sheet on it. Cut the dough in 4 and create 4 balls. Put them on the trays. Cover with a clothe and let rise for an hour.
  4. Preheat the oven at 240°C. When the oven is hot, put the trays in it and cook the bread for 10 to 12 minutes.

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