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Christmas Walnut Bread

Christmas Walnut Bread

Just follow the simple steps below to prepare a traditional Swedish walnut bread, perfect to be served for Christmas.

12 November, 2017
Average: 1.7 (24 votes)

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total time

1 HR 45 MIN


Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
Olive oil
6 tbsp
320 ml
All purpose flour
450 g, brown bread, gluten free, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp
2 tbsp, dark brown
40 g, chopped
2 tsp, fast-action, dried
1 tbsp


  • Grease a 900g| 2lb loaf tin.
  • Beat together the vinegar, oil, eggs and milk until blended.
  • Put the flour, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl and stir in the walnuts and yeast.
  • Make a well in the centre and pour in the liquid. Mix well to a sticky dough.
  • Turn out onto a surface dusted with flour and knead the dough for about 5 minutes until smooth.
  • Put the dough into the tin.
  • Cover with oiled cling film, and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  • Heat the oven to 200°C (180° fan) 400°F gas 6.
  • Brush the top of the loaf with beaten egg and sprinkle with the seeds.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Cool the Christmas walnut bread in the tin for 10 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

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