Grandma’s Morning Bread Recipe

This is a recipe that I have grown up with, eating it after cereal every morning at my grandparents house in Devon. It is delicious spread with just butter, or a small amount of honey, next to a cup of hot tea. Grandma’s mornings bread is a family favorite, and always present in the freezer.

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  • 400ml warm water
  • 1/2 oz yeast (frozen fresh) or 2 tsp of quick yeast
  •  200g rye flour
  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 250g plain white flour (or use another 250g of whole wheat)
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • a couple of handfuls of raisins
  • a couple of handfuls of sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds
  1.  Pour 2 tbsp sunflower oil in the mixing bowl.
  2.  Use the remaining oil to grease/line two bread moulds. Set oven to 180c.
  3.  Mix warm water and yeast, then add to mixing bowl.
  4.  Add dry ingredients to mixing bowl and stir. Beat for 5 mins.
  5.  Leave to rise for 1 hour in mixing bowl, in a warm place.
  6.  Knead and stretch for 10 mins.
  7.  Shape. Leave to rise for 1/2 hour.
  8.  Bake for 30-45 mins, until golden.

The caraway seeds give this loaf a gorgeous flavour, and its rich texture is defined by how much rye flour you use and how many raisins and seeds you throw in there. You could, of course, shape this bread into bagels, rolls or even a wreath, for added interest.

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You could also roll this dough (minus the raisins and sunflower seeds), once risen for the first time, into flatbreads, and dry fry them to create yummy wraps for lunches or to dip in homemade curry and soup.

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