Carrot and Sunflower Seed Bread

Healthy buns which could be used for breakfast or lunch. Great for kids' lunch box. Very typical kind of bun from Scandinavia. The yeast used is fresh yeast (also called wet yeast), but dry yeast might work as well.



Step: 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step: 2

Warm 1 cup milk in a large saucepan over low heat until it reaches room temperature, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in yeast until dissolved. Mix in egg, olive oil, sugar, and salt.

Step: 3

Stir half of the flour into the saucepan. Add carrots and sunflower seeds. Stir in remaining flour until dough is sticky. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Step: 4

Divide dough into 12 pieces; roll into small buns. Arrange buns on the prepared baking sheet. Cover and let rise until puffy, about 15 minutes.

Step: 5

Brush tops of buns with 1 tablespoon milk.

Step: 6

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes.


Per Serving: 252 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 39.4g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 17.2mg; sodium 216.8mg.

The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which not always getting bigger as well as white bread.

To made this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.

A bread first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.

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