Easy seed & grain loaf

Easy seed & grain loaf

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins - 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

8 thick slices

Bake a nourishing seed and grain loaf in thirty minutes, perfect with soup

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
266
protein
9g
carbs
41g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
5g
sugar
2.5g
salt
0.65g

Ingredients

  • 500g mixed grain flour
  • 1 tbsp each sesame and poppy seeds, plus extra for topping
  • 1 sachet fast-action yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 300ml hand-hot water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp clear honey

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Method

  1. Tip the flour, seeds, yeast and salt into a large bowl. Mix the water, oil and honey in a jug, then pour into the dry mix, stirring all the time to make a soft dough. If it feels sticky, sprinkle in a little more flour.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins, until the dough no longer feels sticky, sprinkling with a little more flour as you need it.
  3. Oil a 1.2-litre loaf tin and put the dough in the tin, pressing it in evenly. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for 1 hr, until it springs back when you press it with your finger. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
  4. Make eight slashes across the top of the loaf, brush with water and sprinkle alternately with poppy and sesame seeds. Bake for 30-35 mins until the loaf is risen and brown. Tip it out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2006

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Middlesex girl's picture

Made this bread today for family visiting for a meal. It was really easy to do and everyone agreed it was very tasty! Will definitely make this again!

Je55y's picture
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Really easy to bake! Thanks :)

Laura_aura's picture

This looks great, though I'm confused as to why you don't need to punch the air out after the second prove?

tejah's picture

I'm really exited to try this recipe. so glad I found this site, you have great recipes on here.

dontsendimdaahn's picture
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I used this recipe to make my first ever loaf from scratch. The snow deterred me from going to the supermarket to the normal multi seeded loaf I buy, so I found this simple recipe and thought I'd give it a go. I did't have any sesame seeds to hand so I substituted those for a mix of a few sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds. The result was fantastic. A new Sunday morning ritual.

readybluedragon's picture
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Recipe was a breeze to make and turned out terrific. My husband kept raving about it how good it was and just as good as the expensive breads we "use to buy". I used a German grain mix which I bought in the supermarket (Australia) and it gave it a lovely texture. Will try to make bread rolls next time. This will be a staple in our diet from now on. Note that I used my mixer (with dough hook) to do the mixing but kneaded by hand. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! Another great recipe from Mary.

marigo173's picture
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Bought myself a new loaf tin today and tried this recipe out. Turned out brilliant! I'm barely keeping myself from devouring it.
I used half strong white and half wholewheat, so it took another 100ml of water or something.

splak5's picture
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yes we have made small rolls and use linseeds.sunflower seeds,poppy seeds and millet.also easily doubled up and also mixed half white and half wholemeal .rye etc

kasiakoczwara's picture
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Dead easy - just made it! Used white flour and just 1tbsp of poppy seeds. Great with tomato & mixed veg soup. Did someone tried to make it into small buns???

splak5's picture
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my husband who is an occasional cook tried this and found it so easy that is now regularly made

bluesnicket's picture
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I used half white and half mixed grain flour, the children complain it is too 'seedy' otherwise. Very tasty and quick to do if you follow the instructions!

bluesnicket's picture
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This recipe turned out well. The loaf should only have had one rising, but despite reading the instructions, I let it rise in the bowl (old baking habits die hard). So, I had to let it have a second, shorter rise in the tin. It still came out fine. I may have overdone the topping of seeds because they bounced off when I turned the loaf out and when my overeager OH sliced it as soon as it came out of the oven. I used two tsp of fast action yeast. I will try the recipe again and this time follow the instructions! It will probably be even better.

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