Bread Challenge Week 30
(*Note: I diligently baked and wrote this post before leaving for BlogHer and NYC. I thought I scheduled it to post but, alas I came home to it still in my drafts and not posted for all of you to read. So this week you get two for the price of one. Enjoy.)
I’ve got seeds and I am not afraid to use them. Following the recipe for Country Seed Bread at Cooking Bread, I used some of the seeds in my baking cupboard this weekend.
The bread has a nice gold brown crust and inside is speckled with sesame, flax and poppy seeds. Yum. This recipe makes 1 loaf of bread and took a little over 3 hours from start to finish. It takes about 2 hours of rising time, about 45 minutes to bake and about 20 minutes of hands on time.
While eating dinner the other night Luke stopped mid-bite to tell me that this country seed bread is one of his favorites. I think that says a lot since I have been making bread weekly for 2 and a half years. I also love this bread, and Maddy well she loves bread. This bread held up to my peanut butter test. It handled thick natural peanut butter getting without tearing and the jelly didn’t soak through. Victory!
The recipe is easy to follow and besides the seeds the ingredients are all household ingredients. I have nuts and seeds of all kinds in my cupboards at any give moment but I realize that this may not be normal. Especially since a good friend of mine told me she doesn’t keep chocolate chips on hand today! What! Shocking.
Next time I make this I am thinking I am going to play around and add sunflower seeds too. This bread can handle deli meat, and spreads equally well and toasts nicely. Is that versatile? Well, I am not sure, but it is definitely versatile enough for me. Oh, oh, I’m having visions of grilled ham and cheese sandwiches on this bread. Country seed bread gets thumbs up all around.
Hands on time: 5
Total time: 3
make it again: 4
Previous Bread Challenge reviews:
Cinnamon-Raisin Bagels – Week 29
Crunchy Crackers – Week 28
Ciabatta Bread – Week 27
Cornmeal Pancake -Week 26
Lemon Poppy Seed – Week 25
Sourdough – Week 24
Tortillas – Week 23
Honey Wheat Hamburger Buns – Week 22
Garlic Studded Baguette – Week 21
Quinoa Bread – Week 20
Asiago Herb and Garlic Bread – Week 19
Cranberry Pecan Rye Bread – Week 18
Rotis – Whole Wheat Unleavened Bread- Week 17
Farmhouse White Loaf – Week 16
Honey Whole Wheat Slow Cooker Bread – Week 15
The Easiest Loaf of Bread You’ll Ever Bake – Week 14
Hot Cross Buns – Week 13
100% Whole Wheat Bread – Week 12
Thin Wheat Crackers – Week 11
Irish Soda Bread – Week 10
Double Blueberry Muffins – Week 9
Oatmeal Batter Bread – Week 8
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls – Week 7
Cheesy Pretzels – Week 6
Light Rye Bread – Week 5
Country-Style Whole-Wheat Pita – Week 4
Carrot Raisin Quick Bread – Week 3
Potato Bread – Week 2
Focaccia – Week 1