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 hours.
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 clouche. Place cover on clouce.