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Here's a good idea.

Well, it's a good idea if you like to add seeds to your bread. If not, maybe you should just skip this one ;)

You can buy highly priced flour with added seeds. It's fun to do that, once in a while.

A more economical alternative is to buy cheaper flour and add the seeds yourself. That way, you get to choose (and vary) the seeds you are using, according to what flavours you prefer.

And the good idea?

I'm just coming to that.

I like to put a mixture of different types of seeds in my bread (not every time, but fairly often, for a change). I make a dough with about 50:50 wholemeal and white flour (both strong) and add a few handfuls of seeds.

What I don't like is faffing (as you know).

I do not like scrabbling around in the cupboard for individual jars, trying to remember what seeds go well in bread. I do not like unscrewing lids and guessing tiny quantities of this and that (I usually have at least one child attached to my ankle, remember? Or maybe two fighting in the next room. It's kind of fraught round here most days.)

Instead, there is a cunning solution.

Mix your seeds in advance. Mix a big tub of them. Pour in a jar of this and a jar of that. If you store dried seeds in an airtight container, they'll keep for ages.

When you're tempted to sling some seeds into the dough, you can do just that: lid off, sling 'em in. Done.

You can also sprinkle your seed mix on top of your bread to make it look nice (use a glaze to make them stick).

You could add your seeds to salad, flapjacks or casserole, or just eat it by the spoonful, Graze-box style.

In my seed mix, I used roughly equal quantities of:

  • sesame seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • poppy seeds
  • linseed
  • pumpkin seeds
  • mustard seeds
  • black onion seeds
  • fennel seeds

It's rather too peppery, actually, with the mustard seeds, so next time I'm going to use fewer of those, or perhaps miss them out altogether. Anyway, I'm sure you'll experiment with your own combinations.

I'll be interested to hear which seeds you like using, especially if it's something I haven't thought of.

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And may I remind you...

This is your last chance to buy the How To Bake Beautiful Bread tutorial package with the introductory discount offer.

The price goes up tomorrow, so don't forget to grab your copy while it's still only £2.99.*

*Ed: The discount period is over but the tutorial package is still great value.


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2 comments:

  1. Holland and Barrett sell a Neal's Yard Wholefoods seed mix with pumpkin, sunflower, linseed, golden linseed, sesame in a pack together called Omega Sprinkle. I buy it when they do their Buy One get One for 1p offers. I put 50g into a 500g flour dough and just love it. I used to have various packets which I mixed but this is quick and easy.

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