Stilton and Walnut Wholemeal Loaf

Recipe courtesy of Ocado Life Magazine and taken from 100 Great Breads by Paul Hollywood.

This recipe tastes delicious with cheese.

Stilton and Walnut Wholemeal loaf.jpgPrep time : 2 1/2 hours
Cook time : 30 mins

Ingredients :
100g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
400g wholemeal flour
10g salt
50g butter, softened
300ml water
100g Stilton cheese, crumbled
125g walnuts, chopped

Step One : Put the flours, salt, yeast and butter into a bowl. Add the water, a little at a time, and gradually incorporate all the flour from the sides of the bowl.

Step Two : Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and pliable.  Put back in the bowl and leave to rise for 1 hour.

Step Three : Line a baking tray.  Add the Stilton and walnuts to the dough and mix well together.  Divide the dough into three pieces and roll each one into a long sausage.  Plait the dough – place the three strips side by side and join them at the top, then bring the right strip over the middle strip, then the left strip over the middle strip, and continue until the plait is complete.  Put on the tray and leave to rise for 1 hour.

Step Four : Preheat the oven to 230oC / Gas 8.  Bake the loaf for 30 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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