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- Ready In:
- 2hrs 20mins
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup warm milk (thinned with a bit of water - 1 cup of liquid total)
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 2⁄3 cup warm milk (mixed with some water)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- place the warm milk mixture ina small bowl or glass measuring cup, stir in the sugar and then sprinkle with the yeast.
- stir, then set aside in a warm place for about 10 minutes, till frothy.
- in a large bowl, mix together the two flours and salt.
- add the yeast mixture and enough warm milk and water to make a fairly soft dough.
- knead into a ball and knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes, adding as much flour as necessary to make an elastic dough.
- divide the dough into two equal pieces and shape into flattened ball shapes.
- place on floured baking trays and press down with your hand to make round breads about 5-6 inches in diameter.
- cover with oiled plastic wrap or a clean damp cloth and set aside in a warm place for 1 - 1 1/2 hours, till risen.
- the breads are ready to bake when the dough springs back if gently pressed with a finger.
- preheat the oven to 400.
- sprinkle the loaves with the sesame seeds and bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
- reduce heat to 300 and continue baking for 20-30 minutes till they are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped underneath.
- serve warm.
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Just pulled these 2 lovely loaves out of the oven about 20 minutes ago. I cut DH and myself each a wedge, and they are really wonderful. They went together quickly and easily. I served it with "recipe #166836". Will definately make this bread again. Thank you for sharing. I made this for the Healthy Choices ABC tag.
We ran out of bread and I was too lazy to go to the grocery just to get one hence I made this. I followed your recipe as is and since the color of the sesame seeds weren't specified, I used the black ones :D and as the recipe stated, keep adding flour until it becomes elastic so I might have added another 1/2 cup. At first I was afraid that I was gonna fail at this one since the outer part seems to be crusty thus making me think the insides might be hard too. But lo and behold, when I sliced it, the insides were so soft with the texture of a pita bread. It's just so delicious! DH and I ate this as is while still fresh from the oven and then some of it, I used as a base for Recipe #262805. Thanks! Made for Recipe Swap #15.
For the mixed milk I used just the ask for amount of skim milk without adding water. Aside from that I followed the directions and got 2 lovely bread loaves that rose beautifully. It tastes wonderful and I'm now craving a tagine with a lot of good juice. I sorry that I didn't get a pic patti, my photo area has been overtaken with an air compressor and things that belong in the garage today (men!). Anyway, The recipe works like a charm, is not difficult to make and tastes wonderful. What more could you ask for?
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