Country grain bread Recipe

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makes:

1

Skill:

easy

Cost:

not

A wholesome yet light bread. The malted flavoured flour tastes great and the generous sprinkling of mixed seeds guarantees it’s bursting with added nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 650g (1lb 7oz) country grain strong brown bread flour with malted wheatgrain1tsp salt
  • 1tsp unrefined light Muscovado sugar
  • 2tbsp each of poppy, sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds
  • 25g (1oz) butter, chopped
  • 7g sachet easy bake yeast
  • 450ml (3/4pt) warm water
  • Breadmaker method
  • Adjust the above ingredients in the following way;
  • Use 500g (1lb 2oz) country grain strong brown bread flour with malted wheatgrain
  • 1tsp easy bake yeast
  • 350ml (12floz) warm water

Method

  • Put the country grain strong brown bread flour into a large bowl. Add the salt, Muscovado sugar, 1 tbsp each of poppy, sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds. Add the butter and rub into the flour to combine.

  • Sprinkle over the easy bake yeast. Pour in the warm water.

  • Mix together with your hands until the mixture combines to make a rough dough ball.

  • Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and stretch and knead the dough for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

  • Shape into a round and sprinkle over the reserved 1tbsp of the poppy, sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds. Put on to a greased baking tray. Use a sharp knife to score a cross in the centre of the loaf. Cover loosely with cling film. Leave in a warm place until doubled in size. (This will take about 30-40 mins.)

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7. Remove cling film from bread and reduce the oven temperature to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Bake the bread for 35 mins until golden. To test to see if the loaf is ready, upturn and tap the base – it should sound hollow.

  • Put all the ingredients into the bread maker bucket following the order and method specified in the manual.

  • Fit the bucket into the bread maker and set to the basic programme with a light crust. Press start.

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