Tested till perfect Country Seed Bread

Country Seed Bread

When bread machines first became popular a few years ago, The Canadian Living Test Kitchen got busy adapting recipes. Very easy to make in the machine — and almost as easy by hand — this loaf is nutty, chewy and just plain good.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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  • Portion size 1 loaf, 12 slices


  • 2 cups 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1cupwhole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupflax seedflax seeds
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsppoppy seeds
  • 2 tsp 2tspquick-rising instant dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cup 1-1/4cupwater
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspliquid honey
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetabIe oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspsalt
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In large bowl, stir together all-purpose and whole wheat flours, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and yeast. In small bowl, whisk water, honey, oil and salt ; stir into flour mixture to make sticky dough.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead for about 8 minutes or until still slightly sticky and dough springs back when pressed in centre, adding up to 1/4 cup (50 mL) more all-purpose flour as necessary. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all over. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm draft-free place for about 1-1/4 hours or until doubled in bulk.

Punch down dough; turn out onto lightly floured surface. Gently pull into 11- x 8-inch (28 x 20 cm) rectangle. Starting at narrow end, roll up into cylinder; press seam to seal. Place, seam side down, in greased 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan. Cover with towel; let rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk and about 3/4 inch (2 cm) above rim of pan.

Brush top with water. With serrated knife, make 1-inch (2.5 cm) deep cut lengthwise along top of loaf. Bake in centre of 400ºF (200ºC) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350ºF (180ºC); bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until browned and loaf sounds hollow when tapped on bottom. Remove from pan; let cool on rack.


Additional information :

Bread Machine Method:
Into pan of 1-1/2- to 2-lb (750 g to 1 kg) machine, add (in order) water, honey, oil, salt, all-purpose and whole wheat flours, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and yeast. (Do not let yeast touch liquid.) Choose appropriate setting (whole wheat, powdered milk). Let loaf cool on rack.

Nutritional Information Per slice: about

cal 172 pro 5g total fat 5g sat. fat 0
carb 28g fibre 3g chol 0mg sodium 292mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 14 folate 25
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