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Whole-wheat Walnuts Bread

By Greengirl @GrinGarl

Whole-wheat walnuts bread
Walnuts are a versatile cooking ingredient that can be added to salads, pilafs, cookies, muffins, breads, cakes, and ice cream. Whole young nuts can be pickled in vinegar. Walnuts also can be pressed to make an
oil that is typically used in salads. Walnuts also have a variety of nonculinary uses. The shells are used as an antiskid agent for tires and as blasting grit. Ground nutshells are sometimes added to commercial spices as a filler. Nutritionally, walnuts are an excellent source of phosphorus, zinc, copper, and thiamin and a good source of iron and potassium. More than 70 percent of the fat comes from polyunsaturated fat. Toasting walnuts enhances their flavor, helps maintain crispness, and makes them easier to chop
Whole-wheat walnuts bread 
As some of you know by now I like trying different combos when making bread. The idea of adding walnuts to bread I got it form a Low-fat recipes cookbook and adapted to my taste.I used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour, left the margarine out, almost doubled the amount of walnuts and used milk instead of powdered milk which I hate baking with. 
Let's turn the oven on and start baking
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
In your mixing bowl sift together 3 cups of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all-purpose flour
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
Make a well in the middle, add 1 cup of lukewarm milk, 1 package dry yeast and 1/2 tbsp brown sugar.
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
Leave until the yeast dissolves and bubbles appear at the surface. Add another 2/3 cup milk and mix well few minutes. 
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
Add 2/3 to 3/4 cups walnuts and mix until incorporated into the dough. Adjust with more flour or milk if necessary
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
Shape the dough in a ball and leave it to rest until double in volume in a greased bowl. 
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
When risen divide the dough in two, cut a cross on top and leave to rest again. 
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
When almost double in size bake in preheated oven, at 375F, for about 25-30 minutes. Optional you can brush the breads with egg wash just before baking
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
Enjoy it 
Whole-wheat walnuts bread
Whole-wheat walnuts bread / Paine din faina integrala cu nuci 
 3 cups whole wheat flour / 360 gr faina integrala1 cup all purpose flour / 120 gr faina alba1 + 2/3 cups milk / 240 + 160 ml lapte1 package dry yeast / 7 gr drojdie uscata1/2 tbsp brown sugar / 1/2 lingura zahar brun 2/3 to 3/4 cup walnuts / 60-80 gr nuci 
1. In your mixing bowl sift together the flours. / Intr-un bol cerneti impreuna cele doua tipuri de faina 2. Make a well in the middle and pour 1 cup of lukewarm milk, the dry yeast and the sugar/ Faceti o groapa in mijlocul fainii, turnati 240 ml lapte caldut, drojdia si zaharul. 3. Leave at room temperature until the yeast dissolves / Lasati la temperatura camerei pana drojia se dizolva4. Add the rest of the milk and mix well. / Adaugati restul de lapte si amestecati bine. 5. Add the walnuts. If needed add more flour or milk / Adaugati nucile. Daca-i nevoie adaugati inca putin lapte sau putina faina.6. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Leave to rest at room temperature / Dati forma aluatului si lasati la dospit intr-un bol uns la temperatura camerei. 7. When doubled in size divide the dough in two balls, cut a cross on top and leave to rest again until almost doubled. / Cand aluatul s-a dublat, impartiti-l in doua mingii, faceti cate o cruce in aluat si lasati la dospit pana aproape se dubleaza. 8. Bake in preaheated oven, at 375F, for about 25-30 minutes. Optional brush the breads with egg wash before baking./ Coaceti in cuptor incins la 190F timp de 25-30 minute. Optional puteti unge painicile cu ou inainte de a le da la cuptor
Thanks for reading, your opinion is much appreciated.As usual, Roxana
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