Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Six-Seed Soda Bread #BreadBakers

The crunch of seeds and chewiness of cranberries make this six-seed soda bread a joy to slice and munch. Slightly sweetened with honey, it’s delicious on its own or spread with butter or cream cheese.

Food Lust People Love: The crunch of seeds and chewiness of cranberries make this six-seed soda bread a joy to slice and munch. Slightly sweetened with honey, it’s delicious on its own or spread with butter or cream cheese.


If you’ve never made soda bread because you think it’s boring and plain, this is the recipe for you. Inspired by the six-seed soda bread from River Cottage Everydayand a rye and honey loaf also from River Cottage author Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (published in the Guardian newspaper) this small loaf is anything but. The crumb is light but the seeds and cranberries make each slice delectable.

Best of all, soda bread is super easy, and with all those seeds and sweetened only slightly with the honey, it’s got to be healthy too!

Six-Seed Soda Bread

Serve toasted slices of this lovely bread on your favorite cheeseboard with cocktails or with the cheese course for your dinner party. But for snack time, just a smear of butter is perfection.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon each sunflower seeds, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, pine nuts and pumpkin seeds (or 6 tablespoons seedy mix of your choice)
1/2 cup or 40g dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup or 120ml plain yoghurt
1/3 cup or 80ml whole milk, plus 1 tablespoon extra for brushing
2 1/2 tablespoons runny honey
1 tablespoon canola or other light oil, plus extra for greasing, if necessary
1 3/4 cups or 220g flour, plus a little extra for dusting
1/2 cup or 63.5g strong bread flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Method
Mix all the seeds and chopped cranberries together and then set aside 1/4 cup or 35g for topping.



In your measuring jug, whisk together the yogurt, milk, honey and oil, until the honey is fully dissolved and incorporated.

Preheat your oven to 400°F or 200°C. Line a baking pan with baking parchment or a silicone mat, or grease it lightly with oil.

In a large bowl, mix the flours, baking soda, salt and the larger pile of seeds.



Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix well, until a dough start to form. It will still be a little crumbly.

Tip the dough out onto a clean surface and give it a few gentle kneads, till it comes together as a soft dough. Form it into a ball and transfer it to your prepared baking pan.



Make a deep cross with a sharp knife or bread scraper.

Brush the loaf with the milk, then sprinkle it with the remaining seed mix, patting it on the sides so the seed mix sticks. Make sure to get lots of the mix in the cuts.

Food Lust People Love: The crunch of seeds and chewiness of cranberries make this six-seed soda bread a joy to slice and munch. Slightly sweetened with honey, it’s delicious on its own or spread with butter or cream cheese.


Bake in your preheated oven for 30–35 minutes, or until the bread is golden-crusted on top and bottom. If the loaf starts to brown too quickly, you can cover it with some foil.

Food Lust People Love: The crunch of seeds and chewiness of cranberries make this six-seed soda bread a joy to slice and munch. Slightly sweetened with honey, it’s delicious on its own or spread with butter or cream cheese.


Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Food Lust People Love: The crunch of seeds and chewiness of cranberries make this six-seed soda bread a joy to slice and munch. Slightly sweetened with honey, it’s delicious on its own or spread with butter or cream cheese.


Enjoy!

Many thanks to this month’s Bread Bakers host, Mayuri from Mayuri’s Jikoni. As you have probably guessed, her chosen theme is seeded breads. Make sure you check out all the lovely recipes we have for you today.

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Food Lust People Love: The crunch of seeds and chewiness of cranberries make this six-seed soda bread a joy to slice and munch. Slightly sweetened with honey, it’s delicious on its own or spread with butter or cream cheese.


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