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Sunflower seed bread

 

The smell alone of this bread baking is enough to make it worthwhile! Heavenly!


Ingredients

  • 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.

YUM!


 

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25 comments:

  1. thank you for the recipe, and the photo is so evocative that you can almost smell the warm bread through the screen

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  2. Oh yummy! I had to give up baking bread years ago when my blood glucose started running out of range, We used to buy flour in 10 pound sacks. Now a 2 lb container will last for months as will 2 lbs of sugar. Our granddaughter just baked her first loaf of bread. It had wonderful texture and crispy crust and I sampled it-- oh-oh, she forgot to add the salt! Her next loaf was excellent.

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  3. I am gonna try this. Thank you for the recipe!

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  4. Yum, it looks like it would be good with butter, shame I'm allergic to wheat.

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  5. I've copied the recipe, can't wait to try it.

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  6. I can smell the bread in the air

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  7. That bread looks amazing. Wow. Thanks for the recipe.

    Thank you for hosting the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

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  8. It looks amazing! Can't wait to try this!
    Happy 2023, Sue!

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  9. Loks yummy, thanks for the recipe.
    Greetings from Germany

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  10. This bread looks very delicious with sunflower seeds....

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  11. I love baking bread and this looks fab!

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  12. Fresh bread. Can't beat it Have you tried chia bread Sue?

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  13. Yumi indeed! It looks fresh and tasty!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    All the best in this new year. Helth and joy!

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  14. Oh wow, that sounds (and looks) delicious, Sue. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Fresh bread. Nothing like it. Thank you for the recipe.

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  16. The smell of baking bread is one of the most cozy smells on the planet.

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  17. I haven't baked bread in so long and have forgotten how good it is fresh out of the oven! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  18. Looks so very yummy. I will try to do it.Thanks for sharing and hosting this great party.

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  19. Fresh baked bread is one of the best smells in the world. And the hardest thing not to eat when doing no grains food program. :-(

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  20. Looks good, and I am sure it tastes great - all the best and a very Happy New Year - Violetta

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