This recipe came out kinds of yeasty and doughy. It definitely needed more flour, possibly a longer cooking time. I'm not sure if it is supposed to be like this, but it was not to my taste.
Wheat Berry-and-Walnut Bread
This dense, round loaf is great for sandwiches or as an accompaniment to a meal, soup, or stew. Wheat berries, which can be cooked and eaten as a cereal or softened and added to baked goods, are whole, unprocessed kernels of wheat. Look for them in health-food stores and some supermarkets.
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- Calories: 177
- Calories from fat: 18%
- Fat: 3.6g
- Saturated fat: 0.5g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.9g
- Protein: 6.7g
- Carbohydrate: 32g
- Fiber: 4.6g
- Cholesterol: 1mg
- Iron: 1.6mg
- Sodium: 220mg
- Calcium: 53mg
- 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour, divided
- 1/2 cup rye flour
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups warm 1% low-fat milk (100° to 110°)
- 2 tablespoons shreds of wheat-bran cereal (such as All-Bran)
- 1 package dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons uncooked wheat berries
- 6 tablespoons chopped walnuts, divided
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Cooking spray
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Lightly spoon the flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
- Combine warm milk, 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour, cereal, and yeast in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Cover and let stand at room temperature 1 hour.
- Combine 1/2 cup water and wheat berries in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 1 minute or until mixture boils. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain.
- Add the wheat berries, 2 cups whole-wheat flour, rye flour, 1/4 cup walnuts, honey, and salt to yeast mixture; stir until a soft dough forms (dough will feel tacky). Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes); add enough of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent the dough from sticking to hands. Place dough on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Shape into an 8-inch round loaf. Make a 1/4-inch-deep "X" design in top of dough using a sharp knife. Brush dough with oil, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons walnuts. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in size. (Press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.)
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Uncover dough. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from baking sheet; cool on a wire rack.
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