Monday, November 15, 2010
Easy Healthy Bread
Annabel Langbein’s Easy Bread
I was watching Annabel Langbein’s TV Programme on TV1 and she made this very easy bread.
I decided to try it and it was very good.
I halved the recipe and just made one loaf.
Now it does need time to cool, before you cut or it just becomes a mess, but it tastes terrific.
4 teaspoons honey
2 cups very hot water
2 cups cold water
7 teaspoons yeast
2 3/4 cups whole meal flour
2 3/4 cups strong white flour
3 teaspoons salt
2 cups sunflower seeds
Handful of pumpkin or sunflower seeds to topping (Optional)
Into a bowl add the honey and the hot water
Dissolve the honey and add the cold water
This should now be hand hot water, perfect for yeast to work
If it is a bit hot, let it cool a little
Sprinkle yeast on top and let it bloom
Set aside 5 minutes
In another bowl place the flours and the salt and the sunflower seeds
Add yeast and water
Mix and pour into 2 greased loaf tine
Sprinkle top with Pumpkin or Sunflower seeds
Snip top of loaves with scissors or slash with a night
Into 80C oven for 20 minutes to help rising
Then turn up to 210C and cook a further 30 minutes.
I found that the 30 minutes was not long enough so I did the Doris Grant trick
Took the loaf our of the tin and put it back into the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
When you remove it tap it
It should sound hollow
Then it’s done.
It is delicious.
Toasted a slice for breakfast, with melted Butter, Vegemite and Tomato slices.