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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Homemade Bread: Cheaper, Better (Recipe: Sunflower, Flax & Sesame homemade bread)

Sesame Home Made Bread
Picture courtesy of shanidar.net
While Laia and myself were in Iceland, we tasted some of the best breads we have eaten (not counting German breads, of course), and decided to get a bread machine at home. I eat a lot of bread for breakfast, either toasts with butter or with olive oil and cheese, and this may definitely mean some money saving.

A very gross estimate puts the cost of a 500g French bread from the machine at 2.2€, probably closer to 1.5€ (I have also counted costs of seeds for flavouring) or less. While a pre-made sandwich style bread costs around 2€ for 450g.

Home made bread has a disadvantage in my case: it lasts less than the bought one. Why? It tastes definitely better, and I end up eating a lot more.

Below I have a recipe my girlfriend uses to do me, and I love it. I love the taste of sesame seeds and sunflower seeds, and the flax seeds give the bread a very interesting flavour. Check it out! Beware, it is a recipe intended to be done with a bread machine!
  • 300 gr strong flour (bread type)
  • 200 gr standard flour
  • 5 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 4 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 300 ml water
  • 1 sack active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • a generous pinch of salt
Some day we will try to remove a little olive oil and a little sesame paste (tahini), because I love the sesame taste in my dishes.

Enjoy the World Bread Day:

World Bread Day 2010 (submission date October 16)


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