Though bread is the most everyday and casual food You can think of, the art of bread making is said to be one of the hardest to learn and perform. well, it may be true – to make a good, tasty bread is really something. But it doesn’t mean that only some special people with magical skills can make a bread at home. Or hat You must work whole day and wait whole night to have a loaf made by yourself. Sure, there are recipes which require more skills or rather experience in bread making. But there are some that are so simple that it would be a sin not to try them and not to bake a bread. Here is the simplest bread – and one of the tastiest – you can find. I knew it would be a hit when only I have found it on Dorotus76 blog. As with all her recipes, this one has been tested and proofed and it is impossible it won’t work. I think it is a great invitation and encouragement into the Bread World. And when you bake this one once or twice you will feel this inner need to try something complicated. And that is fun!
Multi-grain Bread (after Dorotus76); for 2 loaves
1 kg wheat flour (T 500)
1 cup wheat brans
1 l warm water
5 tablespoons sugar
1,5 tablespoon salt
50 g fresh yeast
4 tablespoons sesame seeds
4 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
4 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons flax-seed
2 tablespoons hazelnuts, shelled
In a big bowl mix all dry ingredients, ads water and mix well. Cover with cotton towel and leave for 20 minutes to rise. After 20 minutes mix the dough once again (rather intensively) and transfer into two greased rectangular baking forms (I have used 28 x9 cm ones, as Dorotus suggests) and leave for another 20 minutes to rise.
Heat the oven to 230 C degrees
Put the forms into the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes.
The bread will keep for 2 days and it should be fresh and moist the second day as well.