new bread!

this is another great recipe. i tried it out today because i read good things about it, and happened to have all of the ingredients on hand from making granola. doubling the recipe gave enough dough for three large loaves.
aren't they pretty? kinda? okay, they look a little less than perfect (i had a baby on my hip for the entire duration of the bread-making process... this is one-handed bread, people). but the taste is YUM! here's how to make it yourself:

flax & sunflower seed bread
(taken from allrecipes.com)


1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/3 cups whole wheat bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds


place all ingredients (except sunflower seeds) in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. select basic white cycle; press start. add the sunflower seeds when the alert sounds during the knead cycle.

well, i don't have a bread machine, so i combined the water, honey, yeast and bread flour in a large bowl. set it aside for about 40 minutes till it got bubbly & big. then added the rest of the ingredients, and kneaded with my kitchenaid stand mixer for about 3-4 minutes. covered & let it rise till it doubled in size, punched it down & divided into 3 greased loaf pans. covered them & let them rise till they doubled in size. baked @ 350 degrees for 20 minutes. brushed the tops with melted butter when they came out. i am looking forward to breakfast tomorrow--farmer's market eggs on homemade toast!!!

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