Well to be honest, this recipe was a happy accident. I wanted something more substantial than Indian Pudding on this fall day, but something with a bit of a deep warmth and staple feeling to it. So out of my desire to have the flavor of fall, the multiple grains and bake – I just made this up. Yes, I’m sure the name is a dead giveaway that it’s not your average loaf of bread.
There are a lot of players on this team, but the variety of flavor and texture makes this a hearty bread that’s sure to be a star of the meal on it’s own.
- 1 1/4 Cups very hot (130-140 degree) water
- 1/2 Cup Freshly Milled Corn Meal
- 1/4 Cup Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals
- 2 TBS Quinoa
- 2 TBS Amaranth Seed
- 1 TBS Peanut Oil
- 1/4 Gluten Flour
- 3 Cups Freshly Milled Hard White Wheat Flour
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast
- 2 TBS Toasted Sunflower Seeds
- 2 TBS Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
- 2 TBS Chopped Dates
Combine first 7 Ingredients together in the base of your WonderMix or Bread Machine.
Take it for a little bit of a spin but let it all sit there for at least 15 minutes, potentially 30. Mine sat for about 15 and the whole grains remained a bit crunchy, but I like that. So it’s up to you.
Now add the yeast and at least one cup of the flour. Spin until smooth and glossy.
Like pictured below:
Now add the salt and one Cup of flour at a time until dough ball begins to form.
Cover and let knead for about 8 minutes.
When that part of kneading is done you can add the pumpkin seeds, chopped dates and sunflower seeds.
Knead again for about 2-3 minutes.
When the final kneading is done remove the dough into an oiled bowl and allow to rise for about 30 minutes in a warm (85-95 degree) place.
Prepare a bread pan, shape bread into loaf as usual and let shaped bread rise a second time for about 25 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees on a center rack for 23-25 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack for at least 15 minutes before slicing.
Oh who am I kidding?
I cut into this in 5 minutes… that’s why the pictures have a bite out of that end slice 🙂
EnJOY it warm and buttered…. HHhhmmmmmm!