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Walnut Bread, Hummous, Stilton & Walnut Pâté

All three of these recipes are in “Fast and Easy Cooking”, available from UK Thermomix and Thermomix Ireland.

 

Walnut Bread

It’s hard to believe that such a good loaf of bread with the lovely flavour and richness of walnuts can be this easy. Delicious with cheese. Thank you Thermomix!

 

500 g strong bread flour – on the DVD I used a mixture of white and brown

20 g fresh yeast or 1.5 tsp instant yeast

1 tsp sea salt

50 g olive oil or walnut oil

250 g water

100 g walnuts weighed without shells

 

1.      Add flour, yeast, salt, oil and water. Mix 20 seconds/Speed 3.

2.      Add walnuts and knead 90 seconds/Dough Setting.

3.      Tip out and shape. Rise once or twice as desired then bake 30 to 40 minutes at 200şC/400°F/gas 6/Aga Roasting Oven.

 

 

Stilton & Walnut Pâté

Super fast and incredibly easy, this tastes delicious. Serve with carrot and celery sticks, and with Walnut Bread of course! Many thanks to Zoe McAndry for contributing this recipe to “Fast and Easy Cooking”.

 

120 g stilton

30 to 60 g walnuts

30 to 60 g double cream (more will make a softer dip)

 

1.      Mix 20 seconds/Speed 3.

 

Hummous

Using sesame seeds instead of tahini gives this hummous a delicious nuttiness, and of course the freshly ground seeds provide excellent nutrition too.

 

150 g sesame seeds

250 g cooked chickpeas (=2 x 400 g tins, drained but save the liquid)

juice of 1 lemon

3 garlic cloves, peeled

30 g olive oil

1 tsp ground cumin

˝ tsp salt

several grinds of pepper

paprika and chopped parsley to garnish

 

1.      Grind sesame seeds 30 seconds/Speed 10.

2.      Add chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, oil, cumin, salt and pepper. Blend 30 seconds/Speed 9 until smooth, adding some chickpea liquid if required. Taste, add more lemon juice and/or salt if desired.

 

Tip: for a Raw Hummous, use chickpeas that have been soaked and sprouted for 2 to 3 days (with several changes of water) instead of the cooked or tinned chickpeas. Use the sprouted chickpeas when the sprouts are ˝ cm long.

 

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