Thursday, 26 July 2007

My seed and grain loaf

When you do a great deal of cooking there comes a point where you start to ignore the books and make recipes up yourself. I do that most of the time now with everyday, family meals. But baking is different. You can't be cavalier and miss out an egg or add a bit more flour without drastically altering the outcome of a recipe...usually for the worse.

But I have just perfected my own bread recipe - and it works! I adapted it from a variety of other recipes from BBC Good Food Magazine, my breadmaker recipe leaflet and Rose Prince's New English Kitchen cookbook.

My Seed & Grain Loaf

  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 250g wholemeal bread flour
  • 250g white, multi-grain bread flour (Hovis do a good one)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp seeds (I use a mixture of sesame and sunflower seeds, but pine nuts, pumpkin seeds and linseeds are also great)
  • 300ml milk

This goes in my bread machine on a wholemeal setting, with the seeds in the nut dispenser. It is equally good made into rolls or as a loaf.

If you want to know how to make bread dough without a bread machine have a look here.


  1. sounds delish!!! :) i really enjoy stopping by here, Nancy.

    take care,

  2. I made these this morning - wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Thanks both for your comments. Pinkie Cupcake (great name!) I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe.


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