Multi Seeded Bread

Written by  //  March 23, 2013  //  Bread, Recipes, Vitamix  //  2 Comments

Seeded BreadI’m back to bread again, I am trying to bake all the different loaves I learned on my course which was two weeks ago. Today I had a go at the Multi Seeded Loaves that come from the book Crust. Of the two bread books Richard Bertinet has written this is my favourite, most of the breads are made using an overnight polish or ferment which gives the bread a much better flavour. One of the easiest ways of getting a ferment for your bread is to make some dough and hold some of it back to use the following day in another recipe, this is a very old way of making bread. This seeded bread is made that way but I didn’t have any “old dough” so I used some sourdough starter as it is taking over my fridge. This recipe makes a lot of dough, enough for 3 large loaves but it freezes well so I ploughed on. There are a lots of different types of flour in this dough, White, Wholemeal, Maize and Rye. I also needed 250g of mixed seeds and oats. I used pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, linseed and then I added some porridge oats and some oat bran. I thought I was going to have to brave the snow that we have had for the last two days to get some maize or corn meal because I didn’t have any, I thought about upping the quantity of one of the other flours then I remembered my friend the Vitamix. I have some popping corn in the cupboard so I decided to have a go at grinding my own flour. There are two jugs with the Vitamix the smaller one made for grinding grains so I got it out, measured out my corn, put it in the machine and got it up to speed. At first it didn’t seem to do anything then the corn started to break down and in no time I had corn meal. Magic. My hearing was affected for a while though as it was seriously noisy, I think I need some ear defenders. Something that surprises me about working dough the Bertinet way is that a large amount of dough is almost as easy to work as a small amount, I just have to eat more bread or find people willing to take it off my hands, this hasn’t been a problem so far so maybe I’m doing something right. I also have to buy another bread tin for when I ┬ámake this bread again. I know I could shape it into a boule but I like tin loaves, the bread fits nicely into the toaster. The loaves have turned out really well, I think I am going to enjoy a slice tomorrow with some butter and marmite.


2 Comments on "Multi Seeded Bread"

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    mary hillswood March 23, 2013 at 17:37 · Reply

    Well done Marie, I think we made the right decision yesterday. I managed to walk down to the village yesterday but we are really snowed in today with deep snowdrifts along our drive so I, too, have been baking …..but not bread!

    • marietait34
      marietait34 March 23, 2013 at 17:44 · Reply

      I think you need a lesson in making bread just in case you get snowed in again.

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