Do you remember yummy skuta cheese that we brought from Istria? A fresh skuta walnut bread knot. This bread is made from leftovers of skuta. If someone knows how to bake amazing and delicious bread, using our leftovers, then this is Basti. He is master in baking improvisation. And of course I am the master in tasting. 🙂
Great replacement for skuta cheese is ricotta cheese, so you can still enjoy this bread with almost the same taste as with skuta. As skuta is a hard curd cheese, ricotta is almost the best replacement. If you ever have the chance to get some skuta, I really recommend you to try it. This skuta walnut bread knot is heaven! We literally ate it in the same day. It did not last till our breakfast, the next day. 🙂
Make fresh skuta walnut bread
Super quick and simple recipe, just mixing all the ingredients together and baking. Walnuts came so perfectly with skuta, so if you are not really a nut fan, you can as well bake without walnuts or replace with any other nuts.
Do you love baking fresh bread? We have some other inspirations for you! Try our basil pesto swirl bread.
Enjoy your weekend guys! Especially on weekends, it’s the perfect time to make some fresh homemade bread.
Skuta Walnut Bread Knot
- 100 g Skuta Cheese
- 60 g Walnuts
- 375 g All-Purpose Flour
- 14 g Dry active yeast
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 pcs Eggwhite
- 5 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 pcs Egg Yolk
- Preheat the oven on 180 ºC top/bottom heat
- Rub skuta very finely on a grater and roughly chop the walnuts
- In a big bowl, mix the flour and yeast carefully. Add the remaining ingredients and stir with a spoon until the dough comes together. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball, kneading it on a floured surface for a few minutes. (You can also do all the mixing and kneading in your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.) Rub the same bowl with olive oil then place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise 30 min more
- Then divide the dough into two equal pieces, roll them out to about 60 cm long strands and braid into a braid. Put it on a baking paper
- Brush the dough with egg yolk and let rest for 15 minutes
- Transfer the bread to the oven and bake 35 minutes
- Enjoy your BeastFeast!