There is a special basic pleasure in making your own bread. Especially when it is as easy to doas this one. Another great bonus is that you know for sure what’s in it and that is a treat in our days. Here are some examples of unsavory things not so rarely found in bread: pests, mice droppings, metal abrasive, condoms (ok, I admit, the latter I only heard about once ) Other things found in bread, which are maybe not considered a contamination, but can still be annoying: buttermilk (vegans be careful, it’s a trap !) and roasted malt (can be upsetting for the stomach of people with allergies.
For one tin loaf:
- 4 cups of whole wheat flour (500 g)
- 2 cups of lukewarm water (500 ml)
- 1 package fresh yeast
- 1 tablepoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 cup of mixed seeds and nuts (my favorite mixture: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds and sesame seeds)
- a little oil for greasing the loaf pan
The preparation is very easy: Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and the put the mixture in an oiled loaf pan. Let the dough sit in a warm dark place, covered with a kitchen towel, for half an hour. Preheat the oven to 180 °C / 356 °F. When the dough has grown until the edge of the pan it’s time to put the bread in the oven. Bake for about 50 min. Make the stick test. If the stick doesnt come out clean bake for another 10 minutes.