|Stovetop toast with homemade flaxseed bread.|
1 ½ cup whole-wheat flour
1 ½ to 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 pkg (1/4-oz) active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups milk
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons butter
1 ½ teaspoons butter for topping
½ cup ground flaxseed
½ cup whole flaxseed
|Add warm milk mixture to dry ingredients.|
In a saucepan, heat the milk, brown sugar, honey and 2 tablespoons of butter. Add to dry ingredients when it has cooled to just warm.
Stir in enough of the remaining all-purpose flour to form a firm dough.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. I had to add about ½ cup extra all-purpose flour during kneading to keep the dough from sticking to the breadboard.
|Knead, let rise and test.|
To test the dough, use your fingers to indent the surface. If it doesn’t spring back, it’s ready to punch down.
|Form into a loaf.|
Place it in a 9X5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
|Let the loaf rise again.|
Remove from the pan to a wire rack. Melt remaining butter and brush over the bread (optional). Then let cool before slicing.
I like the slightly sweet nutty flavour for our morning toast. Topped with some of my homemade grape and plum jam, it was perfect with our morning fruit.
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