- 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
- 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.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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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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