Fluffy Walnut Bread (くるみパン)

Perhaps this cannot be called Japanese cuisine. But we certainly have different types of bread. Japanese people love fluffy bread like this.

Ingredients

  • Bread flour: 250g
  • Butter: 30g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • Salt: 4g
  • Water: 160g
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast
  • Walnut: 50g
  • Beaten egg: adjust to suit your needs

Instructions

  1. Roast the walnuts in an oven for 7 minutes at 160°C.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, bread flour, and salt.
  3. Turn onto a table; knead until smooth and elastic. Add some butter, and knead more few minutes.
  4. Add some walnuts to the dough and knead to mix them together.
  5. Place the dough in a bowl, cover, and rise in a warm place until doubled.
  6. Punch the dough down, and divide the dough into six parts. Cover divided dough with a wrung-out towel; leave them for 10 minutes.
  7. Roll out the dough and hold gently to make a circle about 1 cm thick. Make 6 snicks toward the centre of the dough.
  8. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave them for 60 minutes at room temperature.
  9. Coat the dough with a beaten egg; Bake at 360°F (180°C) for 15 minutes.

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