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Seeded loaf

Wholegrain mustard is used in this dough giving it a rich and complex flavour. The bread makes a great sandwich with cold meats and cornichons.

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. In a large container mix 450ml/16fl oz of warm water with 20g/¾oz of the yeast. Add 500g/1lb 2oz of the harvester flour and mix well. Cover with cling film and set aside for six to twenty-four hours.

  2. Add another 50ml/2fl oz of warm water mixed with the remaining fresh yeast and the remaining harvester flour. Add in the mustard, brown sugar and rapeseed oil.

  3. Mix together until completely combined, then turn out onto the work surface and knead for about five minutes. Sprinkle over the salt and continue kneading until the dough becomes elastic, about 5-8 more minutes.

  4. Divide into two if making small loaves, or eight small portions if making rolls. Shape into loaves or rolls and place onto baking trays, cover and leave in a warm place to prove for about an hour.

  5. Preheat the oven to 230C/450F/Gas 8 and place a deep-sided baking tray in the bottom of the oven.

  6. Once the dough is ready, place in the hot oven and quickly add a cup full of water to the hot baking tray in the bottom before closing the door. This will create steam to give the loaf its crust.

  7. Bake for ten minutes and then open the door to release the steam. Bake for a further 15 minutes before removing the loaves from the oven. The loaves are ready when they sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. For the bread rolls, remove from the oven after ten minutes.

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