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Hearty Whole Grain Basil Bread

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Category: Breads, Breakfast, Lunch/Snacks

 Ingredients List

  • Two 1/4 ounce envelopes active dry yeast
  • 2 1/4 cups warm water (110 deg)
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 3 TB. 100% pure maple syrup
  • 4 TB unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry four
  • 1 cup whole grain all purpose baking flour (or could sub more whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 cup fresh chopped basil (large chunks)
  • 1/3 cup millit
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1 TB chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 egg white


1. Soak millet in 1/2 cup warm water for 20 minutes, set aside. In a separate bowl add 1/2 cup warm water and sprinkle yeast in. Add 2 tsp. of honey and whisk together until combined. Set aside for 10 minutes, or until foamy/frothy. Yeast should look like so:

2. In a separate bowl add flours and salt and whisk together. Once yeast is ready, pour yeast into a mixing bowl fitted with dough hook. Add melted butter, 1 1/2 cups warm water, and 3 TB maple syrup. Mix until combined. Then add 3 cups of flour mix. Mix on low speed until smooth. Then add in millet (plus water in bowl), and the rest of the seeds/oats, and basil.
Mix at low speed until combined. Then add remaining flour until dough is combined and somewhat smooth.

3. On a floured surface kneed dough for about 5 minutes until a smooth ball forms,like so:
Place dough in greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for an hour or so. (I did about 1 1/2 hours)

4. When dough has risen, punch it in the face,
Show it whose boss, and then divide dough into about 6 or 7 balls. Form balls and place on cookie sheet fitted with a cooking mat.

5. Take your egg white, and add a little water, and brush the tops of the dough balls. Then cover baking sheet with plastic and let dough sit for about another 1 1/2 hours.

6. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees, and when the dough is ready, bake for about 22-25 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.

7. Try not to pass out of excitement due to the most amazing smell that will fill your house!

Pull out of the oven”¦and smile!

(Don”™t forget to brush with more butter straight out of the oven :})

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