Nothing can beat a homemade bread! It’s fresh, natural and very simple to make!
Simple Homemade Bread with Raisins and Sunflower Seeds
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This all natural homemade bread has a very soft texture and a crispy crust. Raisins add some sweetness and sunflower seeds give an interesting bitter touch. The magic aroma of this fresh bread will fill your entire home!
Warm a pan on a medium heat. Add sunflower seeds and toast them for a couple of minutes until they are evenly brown. Set aside 1-2 tspn for a bread topping.
Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour, yeast, salt, raisins, sunflower seeds). Mix it all together.
Add water and quickly mix it in. It should take you about 2 min. DO NOT KNEAD the dough!
Cover the bowl with a cotton kitchen towel and leave it in a dark place at a room temperature for about 12 hours (overnight).
After 12 hours the dough should rise. Remove the towel and place it on a counter top. Sprinkle it with some flour. Transfer the dough to the towel and sprinkle it with a little bit of flour as well. Cover the dough with a towel and leave to rest for another 30 min.
Meanwhile, set your oven at 525 F (at least 500 F). Place a large casserole dish in the oven - we need it to be extremely hot for the next step.
Quickly transfer the dough to the casserole dish, sprinkle the rest of sunflower seeds on top, cover with a lid and place it in the oven for 17 to 20 min. Check on the bread after 15 min to make sure you don't need to remove it earlier.
Remove the lid and bake the bread for another 3-5 min. If you want more color, bake for 2-3 min and then broil for 2-3 min.
Your bread is ready! Let it cool down. For a crispier crust, leave it on a plate. For a softer crust, cover it with a clean kitchen towel.