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.
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.