Friday, April 23, 2010

Sunflower Bread

This bread can be served for breakfast with hummus or for dinner with soup or even as a snack. It's good for any time meal of the day with goodness of sunflower seeds.
Makes 2 medium sized bread
Wholemeal flour-350 g
White bread flour-150 g
Dried yeast-7 g
Warm Water -300 ml
Sunflower seeds-170 g
Sunflower oil-6 tbsp
Salt-2 tsp
Ground caraway-1 tsp
Ground coriander-1 tsp
1 egg yolk for glazing
Dry roast the sunflower seeds and keep it aside.Mix the flour,yeast,oil,salt and spices to form a smooth dough.Knead in the sunflower seeds, saving 2 tbsp later for the topping.Allow the dough to rise in a warm place.
Take the dough ,punch the air back, divide it into two balls. Make it flat like a circle, cover the dough and allow it to rise for another 20 minutes.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius. Take a pie cutting ring ,make it wet and press it in the middle of the loaf.Make 7 to 8 long cuts towards the middle of the loaf from the outer edge using a sharp knife.
Whisk the egg yolk with 1 tsp of water and brush it on top of the loaf,sprinkle the rest of the sunflower seeds in the middle of the bread.
Place a fire proof cup with cold water onto the floor of the oven.Bake the bread in the preheated oven for approximately 40 minutes.

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