What is it about black walnuts that I love so much. I could eat them by the handfuls. There are black walnut trees all over the farm. As kids we gathered and hulled them. What an awful job that was. Your hands were black for a week. I'm just too lazy to do that any more. Buy some and toast them and they will be almost as good.
Black Walnut Bread
Adapted from a yellow legal pad with grease stains
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (use your homemade)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup half and half
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped black walnuts, toasted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugars, and salt. In a separate bowl combine the eggs, half and half, honey, and melted butter. Add the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly blended but slightly lumpy. Gently mix in the walnuts and spoon into a lightly greased and floured loaf pan. Bake 1 hour, or until tested with a toothpick.