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Sesame Bread Recipe   Veg   CD  CBF  70mins plus proving


Makes 2 loaves    Cold  Vegetarian  Savoury Bread    Baked Fayre



4 teasp Active Dry Yeast

450g/1lb Medium Rye Flour

450g/1lb Wholemeal Flour

600ml/20fl.oz. Warm Milk

15g/˝oz. Soft Brown Sugar

1 ˝ teasp Salt

1 Egg, beaten

1 tbsp Sesame Seeds




1. Blend the yeast with 3 tablespoons of the milk. Mix together the flours, salt and sugar in a warmed bowl then make a well in the centre and pour in the yeast liquid and remaining milk. Draw the dry ingredients into the liquid and mix until a smooth dough is formed.


2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until the dough becomes elastic. Place in a bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for 1 to1-1/2 hours until doubled in size.


3. Turn onto a floured surface, knead for a few minutes then cut the dough in half and form each piece into a loaf shape. Place in 2 lightly oiled loaf tins, cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for 40-45 minutes or until risen to the top of the tins. 


4. Preheat the oven to 240C, 475F, Gas mark 9.


5. Brush the tops of the loaves with the beaten egg and sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top.


6. Bake in the centre of the very hot oven, for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to hot, 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6, transfer the tins to a lower shelf and bake for a further 25-30 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire tray.



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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

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Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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