You are here: Home » Recipes » Peasant Walnut Barley Loaf Peasant Walnut Barley Loaf Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 8 servings Prep 20 mins Cook 65 mins PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup pearl barley2 cups hot water2 tablespoons olive oil1-1/2 cup unbleached flour1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour2 packages quick rising yeast2 teaspoons salt2 tablespoons brown sugar1 tablespoon fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dry1 cup chopped walnuts Instructions Simmer barley, covered in water, 30 minutes; cool to lukewarm (about 130F). Add olive oil. Combine flours, yeast, salt, sugar and rosemary in food processor with metal blade. Add barley mixture and process until mixture forms a ball. (Add small amount of liquid or flour to ensure soft dough, if needed). Remove and knead in walnuts. Form into round loaf; place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled (30-45 minutes). Bake at 375F, 35 to 45 minutes, until tests done. Slice thinly. Makes 1 loaf.