Chestnut Bread

Rustic Galil Chestnut Artisan Bread: This recipe creates a rustic, artisan-style bread that features the rich, nutty flavor of Galil chestnuts. The combination of all-purpose and whole wheat flours gives the bread a hearty texture, while the roasted chestnuts provide a delightful crunch and depth of flavor. Perfect for those who appreciate a traditional bread with a unique twist, this chestnut bread is ideal for pairing with cheeses, spreads, or simply enjoyed on its own.
Servings Prep Time Cook time
6-10 2 Hours 30 Minutes 30 Minutes

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add honey or maple syrup. Stir gently and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, until it becomes frothy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and salt. Stir in the roasted and finely chopped Galil chestnuts.
  3. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead for about 8-10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.
  6. Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a floured surface. Shape it into a loaf and place it in a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  7. Cover the loaf pan and let the dough rise for another 30-45 minutes, until it's about 1 inch above the rim of the pan.
  8. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) during the second rise.
  9. Once the dough has risen, bake the bread in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped
  10. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Enjoy your homemade Chestnut Bread with Galil Chestnuts, perfect for breakfast, as a side for soups, or simply with a spread of butter or jam!
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