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Walnut Cranberry Grain Loaf

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“Recipe developed by Diana Torrey/Torrey Food Communications, courtesy of California Walnuts, via Delicious Living magazine. Prep time includes rising time. I haven't made this yet, so putting it here for safekeeping.”
READY IN:
3hrs 25mins
YIELD:
2 loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sponge Starter:
  2. In a mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water. Add flours and mix for 5 minutes on slow speed with a dough hook. Let rise for one hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  4. In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water. Add the apple cider, egg, salt and sponge and mix the dough 6 to 8 minutes on medium speed until fully developed.
  5. Add the walnuts, cranberries and orange zest and mix on slow speed until fully incorporated. Let the dough rise to double in volume, then punch it down and divide the dough into two even pieces.
  6. Form each piece of dough into a greased pound cake pan. Let the dough rise to its maximum volume, about double in size. Place the loaves in the oven and bake until golden brown and a good crust is formed, approximately 25 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool on a rack.

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