I’m not a huge fan of baked goodies and I also don’t eat bread very often, but unfortunately my boyfriend needs bread at almost every meal the same way he needs air to breathe. I decided then to make a compromise, so once a week I make him a healthy and tasty bread which is surprisingly filling and instead of eating 5 servings of “filled with chemicals” bread a week, he only eats a healthy one. This is a simple recipe that does not require a lot of kneading.
Ingredients for one bread:
400g whole wheat flour 200 ml warm water ½ tsp sea salt 20g fresh yeast 3 tbs corn oil 50g flax seeds 50g sunflower seeds
In a large bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, salt, yeast and oil. Add the water slowly while kneading.
Grease your hands with oil if you don’t want the dough to stick to your fingers. After kneading for about 15 minutes, add most of the sunflower and flax seeds but keep some for the top of the bread. Knead until the seeds are mixed evenly in the dough.
Place the bowl in a warm place and cover it with a clean cloth. Let the dough rise. I left it for 3 hours in a sunny place near the window. When the dough has doubled in size, it is ready for baking.
Preheat the oven to 180ºF (about 355ºF). Take the dough and knead it for another 2-3 minutes. Place it in a tray that has been previously covered with parchment paper. Sprinkle the remaining seeds on top of the loaf and press them so they won’t fall off. Place it in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.