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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Black Walnut Bread

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
1 loaf
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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
2 eggs
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.


  1. Yummy! And, I am really impressed here, homemade baking powder?? Wow. xo

  2. we used to have black walnut trees and they sure are a pain in the butt to hull. i don't know where to buy black walnuts around here. i love the flavor though.

  3. This sounds just great! The MOTH would really like it! On my list to try!

  4. this looks amazing, we have black walnut trees here but they are not common.
    I suppose I will just have to use ordinary walnuts,

  5. We have plenty of black walnut trees. This does sound really good.

  6. I am not certain if I have ever tasted a black walnut!

  7. Oh, I remember gathering black walnuts and putting them in the driveway so you had to run over them. That was to get the outer skin off....then sitting for hours with a hammer and nut pick to get out that incredible meat. Black hands are an understatement, but how delicious the nuts tasted. My mom would appreciate this posting and the recipe too!


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