Sunday, March 6, 2011

9 Grain Artisan Bread with sunflower and flax seeds

Yippeee !!! baked my first loaf of artisan bread today !! There's nothing more satisfying than the whole process of the ingredients mixing together and rising into this wonderful ,wholesome and fresh loaf of loveliness...My kitchen smells like a Parisian boulangerie .
Flaxseeds also known as 'Alsi 'in India contain an agent that soothes and protects the lining of the intestine.
Sunflower seeds are also an excellent source of dietary fiber, some amino acids ,Vitamin E, B Vitamins and minerals such as copper, manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, selenium, calcium and zinc.
Ingredients :
3 cups of warm water
2 packets of yeast
2 tsp sugar
3 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp salt
2 cups of 9 grain bread flour
2 cups of whole wheat flour(more if reqd)
2 tbsp Flax seeds
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tsp black sesame seeds

Directions : In a bowl combine the warm water (not hot ),sugar and yeast .Add the 9 grain bread flour and stir .Let bubble and rise for 30 mins. Now add the whole wheat flour,salt and melted butter and mix  to form a dough.Add the sunflower and flax seeds and mix well.
Transfer the dough on a floured surface and knead well.Add more flour if sticky.Keep working on it for 5-6 mins.Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel and let rise for 1-2 hours in a warm place.It will double in size. Punch down and divide into 2-3 loaves. Shape the loaves .Press black sesame seeds on top.
Transfer to loaf pans or baking sheets and let it rise one final time for 30 mins till it is an inch above the rim of the pan.Bake at 350 F for 30 mins . Do not overbake.Brush with melted butter.


  1. Bread with Flax seeds look too good and fulfilling. Excellent Mix of various grains.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Delicious bread looks healthy and awesome.

  3. wow, so perfectly done, 9 grains, very impressive.

  4. Oh wow! Lovely loaf!
    I love baking bread too, just wish I had more time to, but now looking at this post, I feel like I want to bake again, hopefully I will , tomorrow.

  5. This looks yummy....first time here...following your lovely space...


  6. Bread with 9 grains becomes a wholesome meal. Awesome.

    Hamsamlini Chandrasekaran,

  7. just bumped into ur space. a lovely one.

    following u:)

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