Grape, fig and walnut bread
This dish warms the heart, taking the earth’s hard work and delivering it in a familiar comfort food. This unassuming loaf — which uses four of the seven species: olives, grapes, wheat and figs — takes bread to a different level. Serves: 8 -10 Preparation: 25 minutes Cooking: 50 minutes
350g self-raising flour 110g caster sugar 18g dry yeast Pinch of salt 160ml tepid water 40ml olive oil 200g black seedless grapes 100g figs 80g walnuts 2 -3 sprigs of rosemary, needles picked and chopped 5 pickled vine leaves
Pre heat the oven to 180°C. Mix the flour, 80g of the sugar, the yeast and a little pinch of salt in a bowl.
Add the tepid water and the olive oil, knead well until the dough is elastic which should take approximately 5 – 10 minutes.
Place in a bowl, cover with a tea towel