Grainy brown bread

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h 55 min

Makes

1 loaf (14 slices)

* PLUS cooling time
Grainy brown bread

Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups warm water , divided (about 110F)
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 8-g pkgs active dry yeast
  • 4 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cups pepitas
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds , divided
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds , divided
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds , divided
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds , divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg , beaten

Instructions

  • SPRAY a 9×5-in. metal loaf pan with oil.
  • STIR 3/4 cup water with molasses and yeast in a large bowl until combined. Let stand, 10 min.
  • STIR flour with pepitas, 3 tbsp each fl ax and sunflower seeds, 1 tbsp each poppy and sesame seeds, and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Stir remaining 1 tbsp each flax, sunflower, poppy and sesame seeds in a small bowl until combined. Stir flour mixture into yeast mixture with remaining 11/2 cups water, using a wooden spoon, until combined. Transfer dough to a lightly floured counter. Knead once or twice, then shape into a log. Place in prepared pan, pressing down to fill pan. Brush with egg and sprinkle evenly with reserved seed mixture. Cover with a damp towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 min.
  • PREHEAT oven to 400F.
  • BAKE loaf in centre of oven until golden, 45 to 50 min. Let stand, 5 min. Turn loaf out onto a rack and let cool completely, about 1 hour.

Kitchen tip

Use this bread to make our superfood sandwich.

Nutrition (per slice)

  • Calories
  • 250,
  • Protein
  • 10 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g,
  • Fat
  • 9 g,
  • Fibre
  • 6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 252 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Folate