Manna from Heaven: Cocomaya’s Seed Bread
This bread is ridiculously easy to make and comes from the lovely people at my favourite bakery and chocolate shop: Cocomaya. It requires no more effort than simply mixing together copious amounts of uber healthy seeds, some wholemeal flour, buttermilk, honey and whacking in the oven. You can then have it simply toasted and buttered or jazzed up with some sumac cream cheese and smoked salmon…For the loaf: Makes one 18cm seeded loaf 55g whole meal flour 55g white bread flour 5g baking powder 5g salt 35g oat flakes 20g sesame seeds 20g poppy seeds 20g sunflower seeds 20g linseeds 170g buttermilk 15g sunflower oil 50g golden syrup Handful of extra seeds for the top To finish: 75g smoked salmon 6 slices seeded loaf Sumac cream cheese For the sumac cream cheese: 200g cream cheese 3tbsp double cream 1tsp ground sumac powder 1/2tsp mint chopped 2tsp red onion finely diced 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1/4tsp salt
For the seeded loaf:
Pre heat the oven to 180 C, 160 C for a fan assisted oven, gas mark 4. Spray and line the long sides and the bottom of an 18cm loaf tin with silicone baking paper. In a large bowl combine the flours, baking powder, salt, oat flakes and all the seeds In a different owl mix together all the wet ingredients. Make a well in the centre if the flour and pour in the wet ingredients, mixing quickly with a large fork to form a soft dough. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and sprinkle with some seeds. Bake for 60minutes in the pre-heated oven until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the loaf. Remove from the oven and let cool for a while before unmoulding. Leave to cool completely before slicing
For the sumac cream cheese: In a mixing bowl soften the cream cheese with the double cream to a more spreadable consistency. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Check for seasoning, you might need some more salt and lemon juice
To Finish: Lay the slices of seeded bread on your chopping board and spread a layer of sumac cheese on each slice. Divide the smoked salmon between three slices and cover with the remaining slices of bread. Then eat heartily….
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