So we have had a busy weekend away at my sisters wedding and didn’t get back until Sunday evening, so I wanted to make a little something to keep us fed until we had time to hit the supermarket. What better than a poppy seed loaf?
This was a very simple bake, that was made whilst doing other things, and it worked really well and made for great toast this morning.
- 400 g Bread Flour ( 300 g white – 100 g coarse wholemeal)
- 250 ml Water
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Yeast
Very standard, mix – work for 10 mins, leave to rise for an hour or so. Shape, leave to rise for another hour. Brush with milk, and cover with poppy seeds.
Then bake – 220°C for 10 mins, then 160°C for 30-40 mins.
I bake with steam on a preheated stone and turn over for the last 10 mins, to give the base a proper crust.