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Once you've tried this Whole-grain Farro Nut Bread you won't want any other bread; it's delicious, nutty flavor is irresistable!

Whole-Grain Farro Nut Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours
Calories 1772 kcal

Ingredients

  • 300 g whole-grain flour
  • 200 g whole-wheat flour
  • 325 mL tepid water
  • 25 g fresh compressed yeast
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 100 g mixture of walnut and pecan halves, and sunflower seeds
Metric - U.S. Customary

Instructions

  1. Use the dough hook on a Kitchen Aid, or other similar mixer, to prepare the dough..
  2. Mix the tepid water, honey and yeast until dissolved directly in the mixing bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, and then the two flours and salt.
  4. With the mixer set on number six, or a medium-high setting, knead the dough for about 10 minutes or until it separates from the sides of the mixing bowl and forms a round and uniform dough ball.
  5. With the mixer still running add the nut mixture to the dough and knead until fully incorporated.
    Once you've tried this Whole-grain Farro Nut Bread you won't want any other bread; it's delicious, nutty flavor is irresistable!
  6. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in bulk directly in the mixing bowl. This can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.
  7. I usually place dough in the oven to rise, with the oven light turned on. It's a dry and draft free spot that's sufficiently warm to favor dough risings.
  8. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a damp dishtowel while it's rising. I find that a hotel variety is a great way to cover rising dough as it fits snugly around the bowl and is loose enough for the dough to rise unimpeded.
  9. While the dough is rising grease the sides of a loaf pan and place a piece of oven paper on the bottom of the loaf pan.
  10. Once the dough has doubled in bulk remove it from the mixing bowl, need it for about 30 seconds, and shape it so that it will fit in the loaf pan.
  11. Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes, until it's nearly doubled in bulk.
  12. Place in a 350°F preheated oven and bake for one hour.
  13. Allow to cool for 15 to 30 minutes then gently removed the loaf from the loaf pan.
  14. Once the bread is completely cool wrap it in tinfoil to keep the bread from drying out. You can also store it in the refrigerator.
  15. This bread freezes well and will last for up to six months.

Recipe Notes

Note: Whole-grain farro flour is not always easy to come by. When I make bread I mill the grains myself as I find it yields a fresher tasting bread. The KitchenAid mixer has a fantastic milling attachment. You can use almost any grain to mill your own flour when you make bread.

Nutrition Facts
Whole-Grain Farro Nut Bread
Amount Per Serving (75 g)
Calories 1772 Calories from Fat 945
% Daily Value*
Fat 105g162%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Sodium 3518mg153%
Potassium 1286mg37%
Carbohydrates 196g65%
Fiber 33g138%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 10.5mg58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.