Sunday, 16 August 2015

Artisan Multi Grain Bread

Artisan Multi Grain Bread
For the Starter
1/2 cup Gram flour
1/2 cup of Warm Water
1 tsp of Instant Yeast
1/2 tsp Sugar

Mix all the ingredients together and keep it for 8 hours..

For the Multi Grain Bread
2 cup Whole Wheat flour
1/2 cup All purpose flour
1/4 cup Gram flour
1/4 cup Oats
1/4 cup Brown Beaten Rice
1/4 cup Semolina
1 tbsp Flaxseed
1 tbsp Black Sesame seeds
1 tsp Instant Yeast
Salt to taste
Multi grain mix (2 pinch of Black sesame seeds and Flaxseed,  sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds)
** I did not have Sunflower and Pumpkin seeds

Combine all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the gram flour water. Mix and knead the dough. If required add more water little at a time. Knead the dough for 10 minutes, it should be smooth and elastic.  Cover the bowl and let the dough rise  till it doubles in size, this will take 2 to 4 hours. Punch the dough and knead for few minutes. Dust the bread mould with some wheat flour, Shape the dough and place the dough in the bread mould. Sprinkle some wheat flour and oats on top. Sprinkle the multi grain mix.  Cover with a towel and let it rise. It will take 2 or more hours. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius.  After the second rise, slash the dough 3 times with a  sharp knife. Bake for 30 minutes.  Reduce the temperate to 180 degrees celcius and continue baking till done, for 15  minutes. Cool the bread completely before cutting.

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