Combine fennel seeds, cumin seeds, caraway seeds, bulgur wheat, butter, treacle and orange zest with the boiling water. Soak for 1 hour to meld flavours and soften the bulgur.
Add bulgur mixture with the bicarb soda, rye flour, bread flour, yeast, gluten flour and buttermilk into the pan of a bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select the cycle for white bread and the light crust setting. Press start.
Good texture but, without salt, very bland, despite the spices.
Was it intentional to omit the salt? I made a second loaf, plus 2 teaspoons of salt and thought it a huge improvement. - 24 Sep 2013
I've tried other recipes here and this is the best of the best. Makes for a very yummy whole grain type bread with everything you need for nutrition not to mention a great taste. Takes a little time, but its worth it. Made it with as is ingredients, I like the wholemeal instead of rye. - 08 Oct 2008