Tear and share seeded bread

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baking, bread, thermomix

Oh so easy tear and share seeded bread..

Back in guernsey with the Thermomix and aga, it must be time to experiment with some Waitrose bread flours

My Aga - more than a cooker!

The aga provides the perfect environment to achieve a perfect rise in the yeast – 'proving'.

I adapted this recipe from the Thermomix book 'in the mix' It is a perfect base recipe using 500g strong bread flour, a sachet of dried yeast mixed in about 300g lukewarm water, 20g salt, and 20g olive oil. I omitted the olives and used a lovely Waitrose brand, crunchy mixed seed bread flour. Of course you could combine your own mix with seeds of your choice and strong bread flour. The Thermomix allows you to mix this up on the dough setting in 3 minutes- yes 3 minutes. Then it is left to prove and double in size for about 50-55 minutes. The cooking time is only 15 minutes in the roasting oven of the aga or in a 240°C oven. I was sceptical that it didn't require being knocked back after the initial 'proving' but it really didn't taste yeasty and had a lovely consistency.

The shaping is easy, just divide the dough into 9 or 10 equal pieces, starting with one on the centre of a Silpat sheet then arrange the other rolls touching the centre one. Brush with egg and sprinkle seed. I used poppy seeds here. It is such a perfect shape to tear and share with friends.

If you have read this far, thank you! I love to hear your thoughts.


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla http://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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