kitchen sink bread

This is a yummy and versatile staple. I make it about twice a week and eat it most days. It works for any meal!

I don't really measure, I just throw everything in, the key is to get a sticky consistency that holds together on your baking tray. The following will make one big loaf.

Ingredients:

  • 450ml buttermilk
  • 340g of whole wheat flour (if you prefer you can use a mix of plain and whole wheat)
  • 80g of oats 
  • 80g of Seeds of your choosing (I use a combination of sunflower / chia seeds / pine nuts / linseeds)
  • 1 tbl spoon of baking soda or powder
  • A sprinkling of salt (I use Maldon sea salt flakes)
  • 1 tbl spoon of honey or maple syrup

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C or 355 F.

  • Take a large mixing bowl and mix the whole wheat flour, oats, seeds, baking powder and salt.

  • Then mix together the dry ingredients with a spoon.

  • Slowly add the buttermilk, mixing as you go.

  • Depending on the types of seeds you use you will need less or more milk. The key is to bind the ingredients so that they hold together in a sticky wet-ish lump.

  • Dust flour on a baking tray and put the mixture in the middle of the tray. It should look like a big lump!

  •  Alternatively you can place it in a bread tin.

  • Let it cook for approx 35-40 min depending on your oven. You'll now it's ready when you stick a knife in it and the knife comes out clean and when you knock on the base it sounds hollow.

  • Leave to cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.

  • This bread is super yummy and healthy- enjoy!

Serving Suggestion

  • Real butter & Raw honey.
  • A spread of Hummus and/or half an avocado, some chopped tomatoes, a little bit of chopped chilli, a little squeeze of lime juice and some coriander or bail or rocket. Season with a bit of sea salt and pepper – YUM!
  • Butter and a poached, boiled or scrambled egg with salt and pepper.
  • Wild smoked salmon, butter, squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Avocado/tomato/onion (or spring onion) and cheese ( good quality cheese) on toasted brown bread bring the ingredients and assemble at work.

You get the idea – this bread is so healthy and filling, one slice should be plenty!