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Homemade Granary Seeded Loaf Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
2 hrs

Easy and delicious homemade granary seeded loaf recipe

Cuisine: British
Servings: 6 people
Author: Ian
  • 280 g strong white seeded bread flour
  • 280 g malted granary bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 good squirt honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (can use butter instead)
  • 30 g fresh yeast (or use 12 g dried yeast)
  • 100 ml warm water
  • 150 ml milk (warm)
  • 1/8 tsp vitamin C powder (optional)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • poppy/sesame/sunflower seeds (either sprinkle on top of the loaf or add to flour)
  1. Mix the flours, sugar, salt and vitamin C powder together in a large bowl or mixer

  2. Make a well of the centre of the flour and pour in the yeast mixture, olive oil and warm milk to make it a soft slightly sticky dough

  3. If either the dough is too dry or too sticky just add extra water or flour as necessary

  4. Lightly flour the surface and knead dough for 8-10 minutes until smooth

  5. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave double in size in a warm place - around 30 minutes

  6. Remove and knock back the dough and knead again

  7. Place the dough in a loaf tin or shape on a baking tray

  8. Coat the top of the loaf with the beaten egg.

  9. Sprinkle with the seeds and leave to rise once more - around 30 minutes

  10. Heat oven to 195°C or 175°C/gas 6 for fan assisted

  11. Bake the loaf for 40-45 minutes until golden

  12. Let the bread sit for 5 minutes, then take the loaf out of the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack