Prune BreadFrom linda2230 8 years ago
- 1 cup dried prunes shopping list
- 1 pkg active dry yeast shopping list
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour shopping list
- 2 1/2-3 cups all-purpose flour shopping list
- 1/2 tsp baking soda shopping list
- 1 tsp salt shopping list
- 2 tsps pepper shopping list
- 2 tbls butter, at room temperature shopping list
- 3/4 cup buttermilk shopping list
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped shopping list
- milk, for glazing shopping list
How to make it
- Simmer the prunes in water to cover until soft, or soak overnight. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the soaking liquid. If the prunes have pits, pit them and then chop them.
- Combine the yeast and the reserved prune liquid, stir, and leave for 15 minutes to dissolve.
- In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Make a well in the center.
- Add the chopped prunes, butter, and buttermilk. Pour in the yeast mixture. With a wooden spoon, stir from the center, incorporating more flour with each turh, to obtain a rough dough.
- Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Return to the bowl, cover with a plastic bag, and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Grease a baking sheet.
- Punch down the dough with your fist, then knead in the walnuts.
- Shape the dough into a long, sylindrical loaf. Place on the baking sheet, cover loosely, and leave to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- With a sharp knife, score the top deeply. Brush with milk and bake for 15 minutes. Lower the heat to 375 degrees F and bake until the bottom sounds hollow when tapped, about 35 minutes more. Cool on a rack.
The Cooklinda2230 Las Vegas, NV
The Rating6 people
My mouth was watering just reading the decription! I'll take a slice of that right now, please!juels in Clayton loved it
Beautiful pictures! I love this bread!bluewaterandsand in GAFFNEY loved it
Prunes are awesome and make such spectacular baked goodies! This is one of them. Wow...I must try this. Judy - you are a treasure! Thank you!lunasea in Orlando loved it