Sesame Seed Bread (Bread Machine)

"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."
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Ready In:
3hrs 5mins
1 Loaf




  • 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.

Questions & Replies

  1. You don't specific which type of yeast to you--instant? or regular?


  1. 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!
  2. 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 :)
  3. 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!!


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