Chestnut Bread

PREP TIME 2 Hours 30 Minutes
COOK TIME 30 Minutes
TOTAL TIME 3 hours
COURSE Versatile
CUISINE European
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.


  • 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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