Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sunflower seed bread

I've been baking my own bread for a couple of years. I've tried a good few recipes and this is our usual bread, fairly quick and easy and lasts for long. (Unless we eat it all straight out of the oven with butter and milk!)
3 cups flour
1 sachet dried yeast
1 tsp sugar
20g lard
a handful wheat bran
generous handful of sunflower seeds
1 tbsp semolina
450 ml water
 Mix the yeast and sugar with a little water and leave in a warm place to rise. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.
 Stir in the yeasty mixture when frothy and knead until smooth and elastic.
 Leave in the bowl, covered, until doubled in size.
 Punch back the dough and shape your bread. Place on a floured baking tray and leave to rise for about 30-40 mins.
Place in a pre-heated (200 C) oven and bake for 45-55 mins. You can brush the top with eggwhites and sprinkle with extra sunflower seeds before baking.

No comments: