With baking fever gripping the nation once more as the Great British Bake Off competition hots up, there’s no better time to get baking. Not one to miss a baking opportunity I jumped at the chance to try Sainsbury’s new Taste the Difference Golden Multiseed Bread Mix. Based on their award winning Taste the Difference Multiseed Loaf, the bread mix contains a blend of premium wheat, rye and oat flours with linseeds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
I tend to bake lots of soda bread but not really yeasted bread. I’ll be honest, I’m sometimes put off by the amount of kneading required. Although, I did make this loaf by hand, there’s no reason why you can’t make it in a mixer using a dough hook. Saving those arm muscles in the process!
The resulting loaf was incredibly light with a subtle caramel taste (just as the packet said). My children adored this loaf asking for more the next day. I was pretty impressed too, it’s definitely a show stopper bake for me.
Golden Multiseed Crown Loaf
500g Sainsbury’s TTD Golden Multiseed Bread Mix
1 tablespoon olive oil
Extra flour for kneading
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
A little milk for brushing
Butter for greasing the tin
1. In a large bowl rub the bread mix with the olive until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2. Gradually mix in the water,
3. On a floured surface knead the dough for 10 minutes until you get a soft stretchy dough. Placed the dough back in a clean bowl and cover with lightly oiled cling film.
4. Leave to rise for 1 to 1.5 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.
5. Knead the dough again, then weigh the dough and divide into 12 balls (weighing 75g approx).
6. Grease a 20cm sandwich tin. Then arrange 4 balls in the centre and the remains 8 balls around them.
7. Cover loosely with the cling film and leave to prove for 30 to 40 minutes until increased in size.
8. Meanwhile pre heat your oven to Fan 210c. Remove the cling film. Brush the loaf with some milk then sprinkle on the sunflower and pumpkin seeds on alternate balls. Then bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
9. Once baked remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!
Here’s a few bread baking tips.
Knead the dough well, longer than stated if you are new to baking bread.
Don’t forget to pre heat your oven as you would with any bake, then bake your bread until you get a good golden brown crust.
To check the bread is baked properly, tap underneath and it should sound hollow like a drum.
Disclosure: Sainsbury’s sponsored me to write this post. Sainsbury’s provided the Taste the Difference Golden Multiseed Bread Mix and additional flour. All opinions are honest and my own. The recipe is my own, although based partially on the packet instructions.