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accidental new bread: pine nut bread?

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TeaIV's picture
TeaIV

accidental new bread: pine nut bread?

well, I didn't have internet access for a couple of days, so I didn't use any recipe like I usually do. I was going to make a whole-wheat loaf with a soaker (which I decided to leave out on the counter overnight) and a cold proof. then, I noticed that we had some roasted pine-nuts left, which are amazingly delicious. I decided to add them into the dough. I kept worrying because I thought leaving the soaker overnight would be too long, even though I heard Peter Reinhart talk about doing that in some video I watched... anyways, In the morning, I couldn't just stick the nuts, yeast , and olive oil in the bowel and mix it all together, so I just tried to knead it into the soaker.



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the crumb was really airy compared to most breads that I make, but what was REALLY surprising is that the bread itself tasted like roasted pine nuts!!! It was amazingly delicious! I think this happened because when I was kneading the nuts into the dough, I probably squeezed them, and released the oils in the nuts (of which there is quite a bit if you ever ate them) into the dough. It was simply amazing. If you like pine nuts, you MUST try this! If you've never tried them, I certainly think you should.

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xaipete's picture
xaipete

I like pine nuts. I think I would toast them first and then fold them into the dough either during the last minute of mixing or during a stretch and fold segment. I do think they have a lot of oil in them, so perhaps that contributed to the nice flavor of your bread!


--Pamela

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ques2008

I love pine nuts and throw them into aglio oglio all the time (poor man's spaghetti).  With the garlic and olive oil, it makes my aglio oglio delish.  where did you get your pine nut bread recipe?  you've given me an idea.


thanks.

TeaIV's picture
TeaIV

actually, I didn't use one. If you want me to write down my procedure, I will, but It's basically a 50% whole-wheat bread with pine nuts kneaded into the dough.

ques2008's picture
ques2008

No need, thanks.  I have a whole wheat bread recipe somewhere.  Thanks for sharing the pine nuts idea!

TeaIV's picture
TeaIV

no problem! :) I also added a tbs. of olive oil, but that's clearly optional. oh, and I baked it at 450 for 5 minutes and then at 400 so that the pine nuts got a nice, golden color.

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ques2008

Thanks for additional tips!