Thursday, March 5, 2015

Roasted Sunflower Seed No Knead Bread
















I love sunflower seeds, especially when they're roasted. The amazing aroma and taste that comes from fresh roasted seeds seems to always get me in the mood for sunny days, baseball games, and anything warm!

Imagine, if you will, a light, fluffy bread recipe with the perfect crisp crust, filled with roasted sunflower seeds. Oh the heaven, oh the joy! But let's take it one step further, shall we? Let's make that a no knead bread and bake the whole thing in a Cast Iron Dutch Oven. Has your mouth begun to water yet? Don't worry, it has every reason to! Here to get you in the spring time mood, we've created the perfect sunflower seed bread recipe that anyone can bake! Grab your Danish Dough Whisk, it's time for Roasted Sunflower Seed No Knead Bread!

Ingredients (seeds):
3 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp Canola Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
2 cups Honeyville Sunflower Seeds

(Bread):
3 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Bread Flour
1 3/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp SAF Yeast
3 Tbsp Honey
1 1/2 cups Warm Water

Directions:
First, roast your seeds.

In a large bowl, combine honey, oil, salt, and sunflower seeds, and mix until seeds are completely coated.

Place seeds on your USA Pan Cookie Pan, lined with parchment paper, and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove and allow to cool. Once cooled, break up into smaller pieces.

Now, begin your dough.

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In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and yeast.

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Once combined, add roasted sunflower seeds.

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Pour in water and honey and, using your Danish Dough Whisk, whisk together ingredients until a sticky dough forms.

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Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

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Next, generously flour your counter top and pour dough out onto flour.

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Gently fold each side of the dough in until your have a small, round dough ball, completely covered in flour.

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Place dough ball in your Cast Iron Dutch Oven. I chose to line mine with parchment paper for easy clean up.

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Place lid on Dutch Oven, place in oven and bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove lid and let bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.

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This bread is packed full of so much roasted seed flavor, your taste buds will wonder what hit them! The bread has the perfect out crust with soft, white goodness baked in the middle! The taste and texture is completely out of this world and will leave your craving another slice! And the loaf itself looks absolutely amazing.

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It's time to bring that roasted seed taste back, and this is the bread to do it!

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