Crunchy Farmhouse Bread

Author: Canadian Living

This rustic crisscross-topped loaf is hearty and flavourful with a combination of different grains, including millet, a small round and crunchy grain. Look for it in bulk or health food stores.

  • Portion size 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (approx)
  • 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup natural bran
  • 1/4 cup millet
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Method

In large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy. Whisk in honey, butter and egg. With wooden spoon, stir in 2 cups (500 mL) of the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oats, cornmeal, bran, millet and salt until smooth. Gradually stir in enough of the remaining flour to form slightly sticky dough.

Turn out onto floured surface; knead for 8 to 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic, dusting with as much of the remaining flour as necessary to prevent sticking. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all over. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, 1-1/2 hours.

Punch down dough; turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead into round loaf, stretching dough down all around and pinching underneath to shape. Dust top with flour; place on greased baking sheet. Cover with clean towel; let rise until doubled in bulk, 45 to 60 minutes.

Using serrated knife, slash shallow grid pattern on top of loaf. Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped on bottom. Remove from pan; let cool on rack.

Nutritional facts <b>Per slice:</b> about

  • Sodium 109 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 113.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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