I stopped buying bread and pasta. Both of those are foods I tend to over eat so it seemed like a good idea. But life without bread is sad so I had to find some alternatives. With a full time job, two blogs, a farm and a two kids I rarely have time for hours of kneading and rising.
I like to eat it with a bit of cream cheese, Mary likes hers with butter and Kat eats anything she can see.
This recipe is adapted from Nick Malgieri’s Bread, it’s an amazing cookbook filled with bread recipes. It’s a great book with lots of step by step photos and it has recipes ranging from very basic to oh-so-complicated.
Nick is a fantastic teacher and I have quite a few of his recipes in my kitchen rotation. Including the Challah that turned out roughly 2x the size of a newborn baby because I skipped the part where it made 2 loaves, not one. But that’s not Nicks fault.
I try to stop the the local Mennonite market every few weeks, it’s where I order my flour in 50 lb bags for $21. I also pick up bags of seeds, nuts and dried fruits.
I’ve made a few versions of this bread using different seeds, I even made one replacing the sesame with a 1/4 cup of coconut. It didn’t taste overly coconutty but it did give it a nice texture.
Mix it up and use what you have on hand, it’s a great recipe to use up that last 2 tablespoons of whatever from baking Christmas cookies.
I always keep a record of what I added so I know why a particular loaf did well or not so well (luckily I haven’t had any bombs).
Mix and match the seeds based on what you have in your cabinet, aim for 1 cup of seeds As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Mix and match the seeds based on what you have in your cabinet, aim for 1 cup of seeds
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