Brother Juniper's Struan

Recipe by Akikobay
READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
YIELD: 3 loaves




  • In a mixer bowl, combine dry ingredients including salt and yeast.
  • Mix with paddle until well blended.
  • Add brown rice, honey, buttermilk, and about half of the warm water.
  • Add as much of the additional water as necessary to get the dough to hold together.
  • Mix and switch to dough hook.
  • Knead for 12-15 minutes by hand or 8-10 minutes by machine.
  • Dough will be tacky and very elastic.
  • Turn into a clean bowl, cover with plastic or damp towel and allow to rise until double, 60 to 90 minutes, in a warm draft-free location.
  • Punch down and shape into three equal rounds.
  • Although it does not need to be rested, I found it easier to handle after a short 15 minute break.
  • Shape into three cigar shaped loaves and place into greased 8X4.
  • 5 loaf pans.
  • Allow to rise until double, 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • When the loaves have crested the tops of the pan, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes or until you get a hollow thump upon tapping the bottom of the loaves.
  • (I check the temperature and look for something above 190 degrees.) Allow to cool in pans for 10 minutes, remove from pans and cool at least 45 minutes before cutting.