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Granary Bread

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About this recipe: Nothing beats the smell of fresh-baked granary bread! This recipe is easy with Hovis granary flour. I use a mixture of white and granary flours, but some people prefer to use all granary or granary and wholemeal.

iluvbread Sussex, England, UK

Serves: 12 

  • 500g granary bread flour
  • 250g strong white flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon active dried baking yeast
  • 400ml warm water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 egg white
  • Sesame or poppy seeds

Prep:3hr10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:3hr55min 

  1. Mix together flours, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the warm water and melted butter. Stir to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Let it rise in a covered, greased bowl in a warm place until doubled in size (about an hour).
  3. Punch the dough down and shape into a loaf. Place in a greased loaf tin or a greased baking tray and cover with cling film. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size (about 45 minutes).
  4. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C (GM 5). Brush the top of the loaf with egg white and sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the bread is golden brown. It should make a hollow sound when tapped underneath. Cool the loaf for a few minutes before removing from tin or tray.


You can also make rolls by dividing the dough in step 3 into 12-15 rolls (depending on how large you like your rolls). Place on greased baking trays and allow to rise until doubled. Bake at 190 degrees C (GM 5) for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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3 words. yum yum yum - 04 Apr 2009


Great recipe made this in my bread maker husband love it - 28 Oct 2013


This is a reply to Ann Marie Mair tried to contact you direct since wasn't sure this was the right place to post the answer but no success so apologies to anyone expecting a comment about the recipe,. Granary flour is made by Rank Hovis and is widely available in the Uk ,according to the packet it is Wheat Flour, Malted Wheat Flakes (17%), and Lipase - whatever that is. Depending on where you get it its around £2-£3 a bag so about $3 to $5. If you want to know more there is a page about it at http://www.ochef.com/746.htm. Shame as we will be in Denver later this year but I don't think US customs would let us bring it in or we could perhaps bring you a bag - 15 Jan 2013

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