Seeded Buttermilk Bread
- 7g dried active baking yeast
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar
- 3/4 cup (190ml) lukewarm water
- 1 1/2 cups (375ml) buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons linseeds
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 250g wholemeal plain flour
- 4 cups (625g) bread flour
Preparation:30min › Cook:30min › Extra time:2hours › Ready in:3hours
- In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
- Combine buttermilk, butter, honey and the yeast mixture in a large bowl. Add the salt, all of the seeds and the wholemeal flour. Stir to combine. Add the bread flour, 60g or so at a time, mixing well with a wooden spoon after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes.
- Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with the oil. Cover with a clean damp cloth and put in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease two 23x12cm loaf tins.
- Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into the prepared tins. Cover with a clean damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until the tops are brown and the bottom of a loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
- 05 May 2010
Took shortcuts. Great bread. We loved all the seeds! I halved the recipe and made it in my bread machine on the dough setting. When I took it out, I continued from step 4. - 08 Oct 2008
Something else. This bread is so good, and the toast is exquisite. I divided the recipe in half and made it start to finish in my bread maker. Perfect! I did, however, use a full tablespoon of yeast according to my machine's recommendations. The sunflower seeds were all chopped up, which was what I wanted, but you could add these later if you wanted them whole. I will make this regularly. Thank you for submitting it. - 08 Oct 2008