Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 55 mins
This bread has a fabulous taste from the addition of sesame oil. You can also add other seeds of your choice which I have listed as 'optional.' Cooking time includes cycle time in machine and second proofing. From '100 Bread Machine Recipes' by Vicki Smallwood.
- 1 cup water, hot (90F-100F)
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 1⁄4 cups white bread flour
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds (optional)
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds (optional)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons yeast
- 1 -2 tablespoon milk
- 1 -2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Place the first four ingredients into your bread machine pan in the order they are listed above.
- Mix the flour with the seeds and pour into the pan, followed by the yeast.
- Set the programme to 'DOUGH'.
- When the cycle has finished, (my machine takes 90 minutes) transfer the dough to a floured surface, knead about 5 times then shape as you like (round, oval, loaf, etc.) Place the dough on a lightly oiled baking sheet and cover it with a piece of oiled cling film/plastic wrap. Leave it to prove until it has almost doubled in size (about an hour).
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400°F
- Using the point of a sharp knife, cut 4-5 slashes in the loaf no more than 1/4 inch deep, making a simple design of your choice. (ex: / / / / or XXXX, etc.).
- Brush the dough gently with the milk then sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until it has turned golden brown. Transfer the loaf to a wire rack and leave it to cool a little before slicing.
The flavor the sesame oil gives this bread is quite nice -subtle, but there. Which is what I wanted. The crust was nice and crisp, but I feel the crust is a bit too thick. Maybe this has to do with brushing milk in the outside before baking. My preference is for a thinner, crispy crust, rather than croutons crunchy! Next time I would brush butter or a bit of the sesame oil over the top instead of the milk. The sesame seeds throughout the bread is a nice touch, but I think I will toast them prior to adding them to the dough. All in all, a great flavor bread!
The first time I tried it the dough was kind of hard like it miss something, maybe water. Maybe it's my bread machine or the fact I used all purpose flour (I use always that when I do breads). So yesterday I did it again, but I used the basic recipe I always do but I added the sesame oil and the sesame seeds. That way my bread was perfect. I saw the difference when I removed it from the bread machine. For the rest, I did the same. Made for 123 tag games. Thanks Culinary Queen :)
This is one of the best breads I've made since having my bread machine. It's got a great flavour, and has a lovely light texture. The only problem I had was eating far too much of it!!