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.
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.