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    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.

    4 comments: said...

    Hi Gillian. Found your blog after talking to Craig today. You may not remmeber me - I think you and Dale used to call me Glennie rather than Glenys (VidCom days)..... memories of laughter, many long lovely lunches ...
    Love your recipes, love your blog!
    Love to you and Dale xxxx

    katiez said...

    I love easy bread recipes - and you're right, perfect for soup. Sunflower seeds add so much!

    Anonymous said...

    I have stopped by your blog quite a few times and thought I would see if you would be interested in a High Tea that is being attended by some other Auckland food bloggers. I am hosting a High Tea at the Gourmet Gannet on 12th December, there are 4 of us so far, plus a few non bloggers but foodie fans all the same! If you would be interested to meet a few local food bloggers and indulge in some high tea pop over to to register. It would be cool to meet more faces behind the blogs and come with a foodie if they don't think we are odd!

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks for your reply on my blog and sorry about the short notice! I'm definitely going to organize something in the New Year so I will keep you posted. 

    Happy blogging and keep in touch,