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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gilding The Lily - Multigrain Bread

 
Recently, I picked up the May 2013 copy of Cook's Country magazine, it has some awesome foodie photos and I'm always looking for ideas. One of the recipes that really caught my eye was for Dakota Bread, a lovely multigrain bread all dolled up with a generous coating of seeds over the top. I thought that it looked like something that would really sell at the Farmer's Market. :)

Once I read the recipe, I realized that it was very similar to the multigrain bread that I have been making for several years...as a loaf bread, as rolls and even as a free-form round loaf. This is one of my favorite breads for sandwiches for us and it sells but, honestly, it looked kind of boring. I decided to try "Gilding the Lily" by adding sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and poppy seeds over the top before baking and WOW, what a difference! Just that little extra attention to detail makes people look twice and (usually) buy some.

Multigrain Bread                         **Click here to print this recipe**

1 to 1 1/4 cups milk
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup 7-grain hot cereal (I use Bob's Red Mill)
3 tablespoons raw wheat germ
3 tablespoons oat or wheat bran
2 tablespoons bulgur wheat
1 cup whole-wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons bread machine/instant yeast OR 1 packet active dry yeast (If using active dry yeast, dissolve it in the warm milk before combining with the remaining ingredients.)
1 egg beaten with a bit of water
Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and poppy seeds for the top (Use any combination you like)

Mix, knead and let your dough rise until doubled using your favorite method; bread machine, manual or stand mixer. Shape the dough into a smooth ball for a large loaf or divide the dough in half and shape each half into a smooth ball for smaller loaves. Place on a baking sheet, slash the top and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in size. Just before baking, brush top and sides with egg mixture and generously sprinkle with seeds of your choice.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown; cover loosely with foil after 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.


Linking up with The Country Homemaker Hop, Farmgirl Friday and What I Am Eating.

27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it looks yummy! and, yes, i'd buy some from you!

Tyche's Minder said...

My first thought when I saw the pic? "I'd buy that bread."

Susan said...

Candy, I would buy that bread and I can't even eat it!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

WOW! This looks absolutely wonderful. I love how you "gilded the lily" and made it really sparkle :) Let me know if you ever decide to ship your bread to Missouri! :)

Patty Woodland said...

It is very pretty!

Carolyn said...

I have to admit, even being a homemade bread baker myself, that I would be more likely to buy a loaf that was prettied up with seeds & such like yours is!

Paula said...

Looks beautiful, but I'm afraid I wouldn't buy it :) I'm more a plain white bread kind of girl (and family).

Michaele said...

Whenever I think of home made bread I think of you. Once again you have amazed me. You will do well at the markets this year.

Faith said...

We watch Cook's Country on our local PBS station..I have tried several of their recipes, came out good. Your bread looks wholesome and nutritious.

Kristina said...

That looks so good!

Liz said...

Oh boy does that look good! You know i ma going to copy and try this one! Thanks!
Liz

Alica said...

I would love to try a piece of this toasted, slathered with butter of course, and fresh homemade jelly!

LindaG said...

It looks fantastic!

Michelle said...

Your so right this looks really good. It's on my list of breads to make this weekend.

thewovenspoke said...

Candy, that looks like a fantastic bread, you will sell lots I think.

Judy said...

Oh yes, that would sell here at our farmers market! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Nancy Claeys said...

If ever a loaf was pretty, this is the one. :)

edenhills said...

That does look yummy!

SweetLand Farm said...

Yes I would buy that bread. Looks great!!! Might have to try it!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Absolutely, it is much more appealing with that sprinkling of goodness on the top. Sort of like adding sprinkles to ice cream, nothing changes underneath but it has more impact.

Marie said...

This looks and sounds great! Hope you are doing well. I've been behind in blogging and everything else lately! :-)

Maggid said...

Yeppers! This is Beautiful Bread . . Bet it is Yummy!!!
-g-

Sandra said...

Wow, the bread looks amazing!

Buttons said...

Oh I would buy it your market is very far away drat:) B

Ngo Family Farm said...

Such beautiful bread! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!
-Jaime

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