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Wholemeal, beer, walnut and honey loaf.


5 oz shipton mill bakers best white flour

11 oz stone ground wholemeal flour

2 1/2 oz white spelt flour

1 1/2 oz rye flour

1 1/2 oz lard

400 ml beer

1 tsp maldon salt

1 tsp honey

10 grams fresh yeast

40 grams walnut pieces

40 grams mixed seeds


Weigh all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, cut the lard into small cubes add to the bowl and mix together, drizzle in the honey then crumble in the yeast, immediately add the beer and mix until a dough is formed, do not over mix. Turn out onto an oiled surface and mould into a ball, cover with oiled clingfilm and leave to prove untill doubled in size, knock back and mould into a ball, flour a round moulding basket sprinkled with giant rolled oats,(optional) then place the dough into the basket cover with oiled film and prove again untill doubled in size turn out onto a floured baking sheet, place in a hot oven (180-200deg c) for around 30 min or untill golden grown. cool on a wire rack and enloy. This loaf keeps extremly well and makes brilliant toast.