Homemade Wheat & Rye Bread

This is a chewy, soft and rather dense homemade bread that I make often. It’s packed full of pumpkin and sunflower seed goodness and has almost 70% wholemeal flour. It’s delicious with tomato, as a Spanish pan con tomate or homestyle with butter and a slice of ham. Also good with sweet toppings, like jam, for example kiwi fruit jam or persimon jam.

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup warm water

4 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp honey

2 tsp salt

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1 cup wholemeal rye flour

1 3/4 cup wholemeal wheat flour

1 1/4 tsp instant active dry yeast

2 Tbsp linseed

4 Tbsp sunflower seed

4 Tbsp pumpkin seed

1 eggs for brushing (optional)

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Of course you can just put the ingredients in your bread machine and run the wholemeal program but if you don’t have a bread machine or want to make the bread by hand, here are the instructions.

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In a large bowl mix together the water, olive oil, honey and salt and stir until the salt dissolves.
Add the flours and yeast and mix until everything is combined.

Place the three types of seed in a food processor and process as finely as possible.

The pumpkin and sunflower seeds are easy to process to complete powder but linseed tends to stay unbroken.
Add the seeds to the dough and knead until the dough feels smooth and pliable.
Leave the dough covered with a cling film, in warm place, for 45 minutes. It should be double the size after this time.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead the dough firmly for several minutes.
Shape the dough into two logs and place in two greased or lined loaf tins.

Make cuts in the tops with a serrated knife. Brush with some egg if you’d like the bread to have a smooth finish.

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Cover with plastic wrap and leave dough to rise for about 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180c/350F.
Bake for 45 to 55 minutes.

When ready, the bread should make a hollow sound when tapped.

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Oh So Glorious Banana Bread

This is my very, very simple bread machine banana bread recipe. There are a lot of those recipes out there and a lot of them ask you to take stuff out of the bread machine for some reason or do things in stages, add some of the ingredients later etc. I think the machine can do all of that work without my help so I’m being cheeky and all of the ingredients go in at the same time. The machine never complained so far.

This is called bread but really it’s not the kind of stuff you can have for breakfast with a slice of ham on it. This is more of a cake, really. It’s to die for when paired with a hot cocoa or a coffee.

 

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3 Tbsp of oil
2 eggs
2 1/4 cup plain flour
2 bananas broken into pieces
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
a handful of dried cranberries
1 tsp of ground cinnamon

 

 

Place the ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order listed above, set the machine on ‘dough’ cycle and let it mix the ingredients until the bananas are mashed and other ingredients well combined (app. 15minutes).

 

 

Set the machine to ‘bake’ cycle and leave to bake for 60 minutes. After that time check with a cocktail stick if the bread is ready. If the stick doesn’t come out dry, reset the machine to bake and give it another 10 – 15 minutes.

 

With this recipe it’s a good idea to remember that as eggs are perishables you shouldn’t leave the machine on a 12 hour timer and such. Just let it do its job immediately.

It’s going to be hard to stop eating.

 

 

 

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Carrot and Coriander Bread

This bread is because CARROTS. They are everywhere, really cheap and here in Norway they are often sold in huge 1,5kg bags so I always end up getting stuck with lots of carrots.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup or 100ml lukewarm water

1/2 cup or 100ml milk

100g or medium carrot grated

3 Tbsp canola (rapeseed) oil

3 Tbsp honey

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground coriander seeds

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

2 1/4 cup white flour

1 1/2 cup wholewheat flour

2 1/4 tsp dry instant yeast

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Method:

Put ingredients in your bread machine in order suggested by manufacturer’s instructions. Set for wholewheat program, large (if you have that option.) My bread machine heats the ingredients up a little bit first to avoid mixing fridge-cold milk with yeast. That’s an awesome feature but if you don’t have that just make sure the mixture of milk and water end up being tepid/lukewarm.

This bread freezes very well. I pop half of it into the freezer as soon as it cools down and take it out again once we’re done with the first half. It’s wonderfully full-bodied and moist.

 

 

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