- 1 1/4 cups warm water (85-100°)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 3 cups sprouted red wheat flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 cup sprouted rye flour
- 2 cups chopped dried figs
- 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
- 2 tablespoons Celtic salt
- 1 cup toasted and chopped walnuts
- Pre-heat oven to 375°.
- Stir warm water, honey, and yeast together in a small bowl until yeast is dissolved.
- Let stand about 5 minutes until bubbly.
- Place flours, 1 cup of dried figs, fennel seeds, and salt in a large bowl.
- Add yeast mixture and blend with hands until a ragged dough forms.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
- Transfer dough to a clean bowl that has been coated lightly with olive oil.
- Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
- Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
- Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead in the walnuts and remaining cup of figs.
- Shape dough into a ball.
- Pull seams in toward bottom to stretch and smooth the top.
- Brush a baking sheet lightly with olive oil.
- Place dough on sheet. Loosely cover with a tea towel or oiled plastic wrap.
- Let dough rise again in a warm place until almost doubled in bulk.
- Bake bread about 30 minutes until light golden brown.
- Loosely tent with foil and bake another 20-30 minutes.
- Bread is done when an instant-read thermometer inserted in the bottom registers 180°, or when a toothpick inserted in bottom comes out clean, or if bread sounds hollow when tapped.
- Transfer bread to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing.
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