Flax and Sunflower Seed Bread
I was searching for a home-made (more budget-friendly) version of "Dave's Bread," which costs $5 a loaf in the natural foods department at the local grocery. This recipe comes pretty darn close to hitting the mark on the first try! (Thank you to creator Erna Walmsley & the folks who have commented.) I do not have a bread machine, but used my kitchen-aid stand mixer and my oven. I followed the comments by other All-Recipe members also:
1) dissolve 6T honey in 2c water, pour 1/2 into your mixer bowl & then sprinkle the yeast on water...wait for proof before adding the remaining water
2) mixed flours, & salt (& #3 additions) in separate bowl and then added by cup-full to running mixer
3) *I added 1/2 c rough-chopped oats, 1/4 c fine-ground almonds, 1/4 c wheat germ
4) mix thoroughly, add the butter/oil blend (abt 1/4 c)
5) added = amounts of the following seeds: flax seed, sunflower seed, & toasted sesame seed... save some to sprinkle on outside of loaf
6) knead in mixer, then remove to oiled bowl to rise for an hour.
7) Punch down, cut in 1/2, re-shape & pat remaining seed mixture (added a little wheat-germ to outside seed mix) then placed shaped loaf into greased & floured baking vessel.
8) allow to rise another 1/2 hr, score top with a knife, and brush top with melted butter
9) bake @ 400 for about 25 min
10) remove & allow temp to drop before removing from pan to a cooling rack --or to a cutting board because this is the best time to taste-test!
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Jul. 21, 2012