Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
One of the farmers markets sells this very heavy dense bread that is chocked full of seeds. Well it is kind of expensive at $4.00 a loaf, so started playing around with some soda bread recipes and came up with this which is close. This is a heavy dense bread that only slices well when cold but tastes better warm. We enjoy it slightly warm with either plain or with flavored butter.*The dough is very sticky see notes in directions*
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons flax seeds
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fennel seeds
- 1⁄4 cup almond flour
- 1 3⁄4 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 3⁄4-2 cups sour milk (a bit extra milk for brushing on top of bread) or 1 3⁄4-2 cups buttermilk (a bit extra milk for brushing on top of bread)
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- In a small bowl combine all the seeds and set aside.
- Combine the flours, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add all but 2 tablespoons of the seeds.
- Stir the sour milk/buttermilk (recommend using smaller amount and gradually add more milk as needed) into the dry ingredients just to blend (dough will be sticky).
- Turn out dough on to a well floured board and knead about 5 times, just enough to pull it together into a loose ball. (over kneading will make the bread tough).
- Place the dough on a lightly floured baking sheet and mark it with a deep cross across the top, cutting two-thirds to the way through the loaf with a serrated knife.
- Brush with a little milk and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of seeds.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
- Cool on rack.
Dense and with a lovely crunch. I love breads like this. I had all the seeds except flax so I substituted with millet and chia seeds. I only had one cup of buttermilk so I used plain kefir for the rest. And I made two small loaves instead of one large loaf. This bread was so easy to make and the baking time was spot on. I enjoyed the bread toasted and buttered. I love this recipe and I'm sure I will make this bread often. Thanks Deb, for posting this keeper recipe.
It took me a bit of time to gather together all the seeds for this recipe, but it was well worth the effort ~ This is a very, very nice tasting bread, & as one other reviewer said it, "A true winner!" I'm even thinking about turning this into smaller loaves that I can include in my end-of-the-year gift baskets! Thanks for posting this great recipe! [Made & reviewed in Everyday Is a Holiday tag]
This is a true winner of a recipe!!!!
It is easy and quick to put together without any fuss and the result is sooooooooo great!
The bread comes out dense, moist in the centre with a lovely crunchy crust and the taste is sooooo yummy! The seeds add a wonderful crunch and make the bread quite healthy, which I truly like.
I used 1 3/4 cup of buttermilk plus 3 tbs, which made the dough smooth and perfect to work with. Im so happy to have tried this excellent recipe, which I will certainly make again and again.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing another winning recipe with us, Debbie!
Made and reviewed for my chosen chef during Veggie Swap #26 September 2010.