Tuesday, December 2, 2014
TWD BWJ Walnut Bread
I wanted to make the recipe this weekend, but didn't read it carefully until Friday. Luckily, I was already planning on making pizza Friday night, so it felt like plans were falling perfectly into place. I'd save a piece of risen dough from the pizza, make the dough on Saturday, and we'd be eating fresh bread for dinner on Sunday. Well, the plan worked right up until I completely forgot to save some pizza dough! I was ready to scream. So, I guessed at proportions, mixed up some sourdough starter, flour, salt, and water, and let it rise overnight. The next day, I proceeded with the recipe. It's very little work, but I was pretty annoyed by the number of steps and all of the lengthy wait times. I was convinced the bread would never be worth it. Well, I was completely wrong! This has such a great flavor. I love the walnuts--they add a very nice sweetness and crunch--but I also want to make the plain Mixed-Starter bread to taste its flavor on its own. This is a delicious recipe, and we've loved having the bread around this week.