CELERY AND WALNUT BREAD WITH BUCKWHEAT
Bread Machine Easy by Sara Lewis
Just a small amount of buckwheat flour will add a delicious nuttiness to any bread. Mixed with walnut pieces and diced celery, it makes this bread the ideal accompaniment to serve ploughman's lunch style.
Makes 750 g (1 1/2 Ib) loaf
Time 3 1/2 to 5 hours, depending on machine
• 275 ml (9 fl oz) water
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 50 g (2 oz) walnut pieces, plus extra to finish
• 1 teaspoon celery seeds (optional)
• 2 celery sticks, diced
• 75 g (3 oz) buckwheat flour
• 375 g (12 oz) strong wholemeal flour
• 1/4 plain or orange-flavoured 1000 mg vitamin C tablet
• 1 tablespoon light muscovado sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons fast-action dried yeast
• fresh milk, to finish
1. Lift the bread pan out of the bread machine and fit the kneader blade. Add the water, oil, salt, walnut pieces, celery seeds (if using) and celery. Spoon in the flours and make a slight dip in the centre. Crush the vitamin C tablet between 2 teaspoons and add with the sugar and yeast.
2. Insert the pan into the bread machine. Shut the lid and set to a 750 g (1 1/2 Ib) loaf on a wholewheat setting with preferred crust setting. Press start.
3. Just before baking begins, brush the top of the bread with a little milk and sprinkle with some extra walnut pieces.
4. At the end of the programme, lift the pan out of the bread machine using oven gloves. Loosen the bread with a plastic spatula, turn it out on to a wire rack and leave to cool.
Tip: The longer the wholewheat cycle is on your machine, the lighter your bread will be.