April’s Sunflower Seed Bread

After making bread for one year, I started to gain confidence in my bread making ablilitiy. Soon,  I wanted to make something more like Granny Sycamore’s Sunflower Bread, so here is my version of the Yummy Wheat Bread.

  • 3 1/2 cups hot water
  • 3 Tbs instant yeast
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 Tbs gluten flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbs salt
  • 11 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (9 cups wheat)
  • 1 cup nine grain cereal
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed

Combine ingredients in order given, mixing after half of the flour, being careful not to let salt come into direct contact with yeast.  Continue mixing in remaining flour until well blended, adding more white flour as needed for desired consistency.  Knead in mixer for 8 minutes.  (Kneading this amount of time helps to develop the gluten so as not to need as much gluten flour.)  Divide into 4 or 5 loaves, place in oiled bread pans.  Let rise in a warm place until almost desired bread size.  (Usually 1 hour) Bake in preheated 350 oven for 25 minutes.  Remove and cool completely before slicing and loading it up with honey. DELICIOUS!