The smell alone of this bread baking is enough to make it worthwhile! Heavenly!
- 2/3 C warm milk or water (I used milk)
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp salt
- 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp canola or vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 C unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 C whole wheat flour
- 1/3 C sunflower seeds, + more for sprinkling on top
Combine honey, milk, sugar, salt, yeast, oil, and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Add in flour and sunflower seeds and mix just until dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Pour dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise about 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
Shape risen dough into an oval (batard shape) and place in a lightly greased 8x4" loaf pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30-40 minutes. While bread is rising, preheat oven to 375 F.
Once bread has risen, brush top with a little vegetable oil and sprinkle top with sunflower seeds.
Bake the loaf for 35-45 minutes, then allow it to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing or serving.