Wholemeal bread with nuts and seeds

This is a delicious bread with all the goodness of whole meal, nuts and seeds. I usually add a nut mixture with walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds (whatever in stock.) You can use any combination of nuts you like.

  1. Bread Flour                                      300g
  2. Wholemeal Flour                           300g
  3. Butter                                                1 tablespoon
  4. Salt                                                    1 teaspoon
  5. Sugar                                                2 teaspoons
  6. Dried Yeast                                     1 tablespoon
  7. Warm Water                                  400- 450 ml
  8. Mixed Seeds and Nuts                 200g
  1. Mix Strong white flour, whole meal flour, salt and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water and leave for ten minutes to ferment.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the flour, add yeast water mixture and soft butter .
  4. Mix all together to make a dough. (Adjust the amount of water to get a soft dough, the amount of water needed  may vary according to the flour you use.)
  5. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured work surface and knead for ten minutes until smooth and elastic.
  6. Leave it to rise in a lightly oiled bowl, covered with a damp tea towel or cling film for one hour until it has doubled its size.
  7. Knock the dough back and knead in the seeds and divide the dough into four.
  8. Shape the dough and place on a greased baking sheet.
  9. Cover with tea towel and leave to prove, (rise) for 20 – 30 minutes. Dust with flour and score with a serrated knife on top.
  10.  Bake in a pre heated oven (180 °c) for  25-30 minutes until it is golden.
  11. Cool on a wire rack.