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.
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  • NPMarie 1 month ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Prune bread is a must make!!! I LOVE prunes and adding them to bread is a wonderful bonus. This recipe looks so perfect and HIGH 5 from my hubby and I ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Hi Judy, just dropping by to let you know that I made your wonderful prune bread. I made it a while ago when my mom was visiting from Russia. She loved it so much, she took the recipe with her. It was a very, very good bread, just as I suspected it would be. Will make it many more times! Added my picture on the bottom.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    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!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Beautiful pictures! I love this bread!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    My mouth was watering just reading the decription! I'll take a slice of that right now, please!
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