Friday, November 21, 2008

Photo Story Friday Bread for Africa

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Alida tagged me to post a bread recipe for
Breadline Africa World Wide Blogger Bake Off Campaign.
All you need to do is join, donate and upload a recipe.
Oh and um, while you're there, maybe vote for my recipe ?

I'm making this a Photo Story Friday, because I want
as much people possible to learn about this worldwide campaign
and maybe do the same thing?

What you need:
320 g of white flour
320 g of whole wheat flour
12 g of salt
14 g of dried yeast
approx. 300 ml of lukewarm water
2 tablespoons of walnut oil
1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup.
50 g of walnuts.
150 g of dried fruits, I used dried prunes, apricots and figs.
(don't worry, the dried fruits do not make the bread too sweet)

Roast the walnuts in a non stick pan and leave them to cool down.
Dice the dried fruits.
Measure up the rest of the ingredients.
Put the white and the plain flour in the bowl of the food processor.
Add the salt, but make sure you put it next to the side of the bowl.
With a wooden spoon, make a little well in the centre
and poor in some of the water, the maple syrup and the dried yeast.

Mix everything together in the processor, add the walnut oil,
and enough water to make everything stick together well.
Then add the dried fruits and the nuts and knead
for twenty minutes until you get an elastic dough.
Put the dough in a bowl, cover it with a dry cloth and let it rise for at least one hour.

Knock the risen dough down, and shape it anyway you prefer best.
Put it in the oven at 40°C to let it rise for the second time.
This will probably take 45 minutes to an hour.
When you're okay with the size of it
bake it in a hot oven at 220°C for about 45 minutes.

And this is the result: a very delicious bread with a very nice texture.