Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a delicious and nutritious bread that is wonderful toasted, in sandwiches, etc. It was given to me by a male friend just when I was learning to bake bread. These were the first loaves that turned out well for me. I added the sesame oil and flax meal to the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of the warm water.
  2. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  3. (You can add a pinch of sugar to aid the yeast.) Combine flours, seeds, salt and flax meal.
  4. Pour remaining 2 cups of warm water, honey and oil in a large bowl.
  5. Add the yeast and then two cups of the flour/seed mixture.
  6. Stir until you have a ragged dough.
  7. At this point you can start kneading your dough.
  8. Add the remaining flour/seed mixture 1- 1 1/2 cups at a time until you have all of it kneaded together evenly.
  9. Place the bread dough in an oiled bowl.
  10. Cover with wax paper sprayed with oil and a damp tea towel.
  11. Place in a warm spot for 1- 1 1/2 hours or until it has doubled in size.
  12. Punch the dough down and divide in two equal portions.
  13. Shape each portion into a bun and place each into an oiled bread pan.
  14. Cover these with the waxed paper and tea towel.
  15. Let rise for an additional 20 minutes.
  16. Place loaves in a preheated 450 degree oven.
  17. After 10 minutes, reduce to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  18. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.


Most Helpful

I followed the recipe except I didn't have the flax seed so, I used sunflower seeds instead. The dough was very wet and I had to add about 1 1/2 cups of additional flour. I agree with the other comment that it was a bit flat but, I think increasing the salt due to the extra flour would solve that problem. Other than that it was good. Nice and hearty. I think I will try it again with a few corrections.

ProudMamaT January 12, 2008

This was pretty easy, and turned out OK. I used white flour instead of whole wheat, and forgot to account for that in my liquid, so I wound up needing to add more flour. I used all flax meal instead of seeds, and I substituted wheat bran for the poppy seeds (trying to use what was in the house). I found that the end result tasted a little "flat," as though I had forgotten the salt (although I'm sure I didn't).

evewitch March 20, 2004

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