Walnut and Sultana Bread with Almonds

Walnuts, sultanas and almonds add texture and flavour to this delicious loaf in Paul Hollywood's simple recipe
By Paul Hollywood
Walnut and Sultana Bread with Almonds
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  • Serves: makes 1 loaf
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus 1 hr rising
  • Effort: easy



  • 400 g strong wholemeal flour
  • 110 g strong bread flour
  • 30 g fresh yeast
  • 15 g salt
  • 255 ml water
  • 85 g sultanas
  • 85 g walnuts
  • handful of blanched flaked almonds


1. Mix the flour, yeast, salt and water in a bowl with your hands until it becomes a soft, pliable dough.

2. Place the dough on to a lightly floured, flat surface and knead for five minutes. Return the dough to the bowl and leave to rise for an hour.

3. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas 6.

4. Break down the dough and mix the sultanas and walnuts into it.

5. Shape the dough into a loaf, and roll the loaf in the flaked almonds.

6. With a sharp knife, cut a line down the centre of the loaf. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

7. Bake the loaf for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

8. Serve toasted or with Stilton cheese on the side.

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