Thursday, 16 October 2008

3rd World Bread Day

3rd World Bread Day hosted by 1x umruehren bitte aka kochtopf

I've decided that this entry will be in English, because this is an international event. I hope you won't be confused :)
For today I planned something special and different than usual. I found this recipe while browsing the Internet. This website was just what I was looking for. Easy to understand for person like me, taking my first steps in the kitchen.
But enough with the talk and let's do some bread :)

Flax sourdough bread recipe*

  • 2 cups active sourdough**
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 4-5 cups white, unbleached flour**
  • 1/2 cup flax flour or flax meal
  • 1 1/4 cups cold water
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey

Get yourself a dry skillet and place it on the stove on med heat. Place the flax seeds, poppy seeds and sunflower seeds in the skillet. Be sure to stir the seeds frequently, until they become fragrant. DO NOT let them burn. Once done place them on a plate and let them cool. In a mixer or a bowl, mix the sourdough starter, water, oil and honey. Once they are well mixed pour in the cooled seeds and incorporate the seeds. Stir in the flax flour or flax meal. Then stir in flour one cup at a time. Do not over flour the dough. Take the dough out of the mixer or bowl and place it on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. The dough should be a little sticky. Place dough into a oiled bowl, making sure the dough is oiled on all sides. Then cover till doubled in size. Deflate the dough, knead briefly, cut and shape into rough loaves. Let the dough sit, covered, for 30 minutes, then shape into final loaves. Let rise, covered, until doubled. Place into a preheat oven at 375F. Bake 30 to 45 minutes.

* recipe from here
** recipe for starter
*** I used 3 cups of plain flour and 1,5 cup of whole meal flour.

It was my first sourdough ever and I loved baking with it!