Walnut bread with soft blue cheese and honeycomb

Walnut bread with soft blue cheese and honeycomb

By the Balance by Deborah Hutton Team

You will need a steam combination oven for this recipe.

Preparation time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Makes 2 loaves


  • 250g walnuts, freshly roasted and skins rubbed
  • 18g fresh yeast or 7g dried yeast
  • ½ teaspoon castor sugar
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 200g hard white flour
  • 150g wholemeal flour
  • 100g spelt flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 250ml full cream milk
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons Walnut oil


  • 1 egg white
  • Equal quantity of milk

To serve

  • 300g soft, white mould blue cheese
  • 150g honeycomb


  1. Warm the milk and set aside. Make a slurry of the yeast and sugar and warm water and leave to rise.
  2. Combine the flours and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Whisk together the egg yolks and walnut oil. With the mixer on slow speed, slowly pour in the egg yolk mixture into the flour, then slowly pour in the yeast mixture and warm milk making sure all is incorporated.
  3. Put the dough out on a floured bench and knead for a few minutes, adding extra flour if needed until the dough is smooth, add the walnuts and knead to combine. Brush a mixing bowl with a little more walnut oil and add the dough. Place into the oven and prove on Steam 40˚C for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from the oven. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 3 to 4 minutes then divide in 2. Shape into loaves and place into bread tins brushed with a little walnut oil. Place into the oven on a wire rack and select Combination Mode and bake with the following settings:
    Stage 1: 40°C + 10 minutes + 85% moisture
    Stage 2: 200°C + 15 minutes + 85% moisture
    Stage 3: 180°C + 15 minutes + 20% moisture
  5. Remove from the combination oven and turn out onto wire racks to cool. Slice and serve with pieces of blue cheese and honeycomb.

Source: balancebydeborahhutton.com.au

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