Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks

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69K5 October 24th 2017
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks
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For 4 sticks, you will need:

Times:

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
14 min.2 hours 50 min.47 min.3 hours 51 min.

Step by step recipe

1Cut 200 g Comté cheese into small dice and set aside.Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : etape 25
2Fry 200 g small pieces of bacon, add 2 tablespoons vinegar at the end of cooking and set aside.Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : etape 25
3Toast 200 g walnut kernels for 15 minutes in the oven at 360°F (180°C).Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : etape 25
4You can rub the walnuts in a teatowel when they come out of the oven to help remove the skins, but this is not essential.Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : etape 25
5Mix the walnuts, bacon and Comté together.Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : etape 25
6Mix these into 600 g bread dough. The simplest way is to knead with a food processor on slow speed.

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
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7Gather the dough into a ball, transfer to a large, clean bowl and cover with a plastic sheet. Leave to rest for 1 hour 30 minutes.Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : etape 25
8After this, weigh out the dough into lumps of about 300 g and shape into balls.

Leave to rest for 20 minutes covered with a plastic sheet.
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9Next, roll the balls out into long sticks and lay in a baguette mould or tin.

Leave to rest for 1 hour, covered with a plastic sheet as before.
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10Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes at 250°C (480°F) until the mini-baguettes are golden brown.

Note: As when baking any bread, you should ensure that the oven is filled with steam for the first 15 minutes of baking. This page shows you how; it really is the secret of golden-brown, crusty loaves..
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11Served sliced as an aperitif snack, for example, success is guaranteed!Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : etape 25

Remarks

If you do not have any Comté, try and use a similar kind of cheese, such as Gruyère or Emmental.
You will notice that the added goodies amount to nearly as much as the bread dough itself. This may seem a lot, but it is the secret that puts the "special" in a special bread.
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