Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Country Bread - Instructions
Levain Bakery is located on New York City's Upper West side but it bakes with a distinct French accent.
Co-founded by two friends who had worked in the fashion and finance industries, the bakery has won kudos
from Zagat and others for its artisanal methods and the authentic flavors of its breads and pastries.
Put yeast and warm water in mixing bowl. Whisk yeast until creamy looking. Combine flours, walnuts,
raisins and salt. Add into mixing bowl. Using dough hook slowly begin mixing, adding cool water to form
a smooth, elastic dough (see Tip at the bottom). Mix with dough hook for 5-8 minutes until dough is
elastic. Remove and place on half sheet pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in refrigerator 8 - 24
After dough has risen, shape into a round: flatten, then pull four sides of dough into center and turn
over. Place round in center of clay cloche. Place cover on cloche. Let rise overnight in refrigerator.
Lightly flour the top of each loaf. With sharp knife score the top of each loaf with a V shape. Place
the preheated cover over the loaf. Place in center of 375 F preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Makes 1 round loaf.