Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunflower Honey Wheat Bread

Yesterday started off with a brief period of heavy rain early in the morning and humidity continuing on after.  Dinner plans were for a lettuce salad with chicken so I decided to bake some bread to go along with it.  I had some sunflower seeds on hand, along with oats so this bread was created using both.

Sunflower Honey Wheat Bread

2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups warm water
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp extra light virgin olive oil

1/4 cup sunflower seeds, chopped
1/4 cup oats

Combine warm water, honey and yeast and allow to sit for 15 minutes.  Add in olive oil before adding to the bread machine.  Put flours, salt, sunflower seeds and oats in bread machine.  Pour in yeast and water mixture and set to dough setting.

When done, remove from machine and put on a greased bread pan.  Let rise for about a half hour in a warm area.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350°.  Remove from oven and brush on 1 tbsp of butter.  Return to oven for an additional 2 minutes.