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Almond, Raisin & Chocolate Loaf
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Almond, Raisin and Chocolate Loaf

Almond, Raisin and Chocolate Loaf
Servings: 1 medium loaf
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr

Ingredients

  • 300 ml warm water
  • 1 heaped tsp yeast - dried active – I used the one for hand baking
  • 300 g strong white flour
  • 175 g strong brown bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs oil – olive / rapeseed / hemp etc.
  • Generous handful raisins
  • Generous handful almonds - roughly chopped
  • Heaped tbs cacao nibs - or coursely grated chocolate

Instructions

  • Pour the water into bowl, add the yeast and swirl to it is dissolved.  Add the other ingredients.
  • Knead with the dough hook attachment of your mixer on the lowest speed for about 4 minutes until a smooth stretchy dough has formed (if you knead by hand it will take longer).
  • Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for a few hours or  in the fridge overnight. It should more than double in size.
  • In the morning turn out onto a floured board and gently knock the dough back. Shape the loaf,  lace in an oiled and floured 1lb loaf tin.  Leave somewhere warm until doubled in size again.
  • Place in a preheated oven at GM7 / 220C / 425F and bake for about 40 minutes.   For a crustier loaf place a small dish of water in the oven under the loaf.
  • When it is done it should turn out of the tin and sound hollow when tapped.  It always takes longer to bake than you think it will, so my general rule of thumb is that if you are unsure give it another 5 mins.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Serving: 1loaf | Calories: 1850kcal | Carbohydrates: 356g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2350mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 15.5mg