Sunflower Seed and Orange Bread

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • In a large mixing bowl combine 1-1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast.
  • In a small saucepan heat and stir milk, sugar, the 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, and the salt just until warm (120 degree F to 130 degree F) and margarine almost melts.
  • Add to dry mixture in mixing bowl and add egg and orange juice.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping side of bowl constantly.
  • Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in sunflower seeds, orange peel, and as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total).
  • Shape into a ball.
  • Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease the surface of dough.
  • Cover; let rise in warm place until double in size (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours).
  • Punch dough down.
  • Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, grease an 8x4x2-inch or 9x5x2-inch loaf pan.
  • Shape dough into loaf; place in prepared pan.
  • Cover; let rise in warm place until double in size (30 to 45 minutes).
  • If desired, brush top with melted margarine or butter.
  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when lightly tapped.
  • If necessary, cover with foil the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent over.
  • browning. Immediately remove from pan.
  • Cool on wire rack. If desired, serve with honey. Makes 1 loaf (16 servings).