Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Buttermilk Flaxseed Bread

It's always fun trying new dishes or baked goods at a friend's table...and coming home with the recipe. We enjoyed a lovely dinner out recently...which included hot-out-of-the-oven fresh bread. Darlene was so kind to share her recipe...and since we were back to winter weather today, it was the perfect day to bake bread.
 
This recipe is meant for a bread machine...and since so many of you have those sitting in the back of your cupboards, I thought it might be an inspiration to pull them out! The bread is mixed in the bread machine...allowed to rise for a short time...and then baked in the traditional way. Since I don't have a bread machine, I mixed the dough in my Bosch mixer...and did a double batch while I was at it. I will, however, give the instructions as specified for the bread machine.
 
Buttermilk Flaxseed Bread
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp honey (liquid)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 2/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast
 Topping:
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 egg
Lightly beat together the egg and water.
  
Method:
  1. Add dough ingredients according to instructions provided by your manufacturer.
  2. Select dough/ manual cycle.
  3. When the cycle is complete, transfer dough to lightly floured surface.
  4. If the dough is not easy to handle, knead is some extra flour.
  5. Cover the dough and let rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Using a little extra flour on the kneading surface, shape the dough into a ball.
  7. Lightly grease a baking sheet then place the ball of dough on the sheet.
  8. Flatten it somewhat.
  9. Cover and let rise for about half an hour...or until doubled in size.
  10. Brush top of loaf with egg mixture.
  11. Using a very sharp knife, score the top of the loaf three times.  
  12. Bake at 375°F for about 30 minutes. 

This excellent flax seed bread recipe has about 142 calories per slice, based on 16 slices per loaf.
Enjoy...

32 comments:

  1. Guess what I will be trying out this weekend. This looks so delicious.
    I love this kind of bread especially with some fiber....

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  2. I had plans to bake bread this weekend too, better add buttermilk to the list.

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  3. this sounds wonderful! I wonder...what could I use in place of the flax seeds? I don't have any of them on hand!!!
    Shari

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  4. That bread looks great, and flax seed is so good for you too! I may have to give this a try for my family. Thanks!

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  5. This sounds great! I, too, have a Bosch mixer. Aren't they great?

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  6. I get excited when I find a recipe that I have all the ingredients for! I'd love to try this...bread is my weakness even more than dessert!

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  7. I do have a bread machine that needs to be used more often. This bread sounds wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

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  8. Judy..I will be trying this bread recipe..it looks so very good. I add flax to all of my breads and I like that it has buttermilk.

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  9. Judy, thank you for posting the recipe. There are a lot of bread machines in the back of cupboards and maybe they'll get some air time soon.
    I love flax seed. .and I have some buttermilk too. . I think I'll toss some in.

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  10. Oh, this sounds so good, but I do not have a bread machine, nor a Borsch mixer.
    Could you give directions to bake this bread by hand?
    If so, thank you in advance.

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  11. The bread lover that I am, I will be making this!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I had a terrible time getting things straight this morning. I probably should just have gone back to bed, but alas, you found me. So embarrasing!

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  13. If you're not mixing this in a bread machine, does it require 2 rising times? Like mix, rise, punch down & form & rise? I'm thinking of treating my husband to some homemade bread this weekend. Thanks!

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  14. That's a great recipe, and I know that flaxseed is so good for us! Linda

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  15. I have buttermilk in my fridge and so I will bake a loaf of this bread on the weekend. I still do use my bread machine, especially if we have company for the night and I want my guests to wake up to the smell of fresh bread and good coffee. Kathy

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  16. I would like a non bread machine version as well...isthat possible. i would love to make it this weekend. Thanks krista

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  17. To all of you who would like to make this bread with the traditional method...

    I would just follow a standard recipe for bread (as far as procedures and kneading)...but substitute the ingredients found here. Good luck...and let us know how it turns out!

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  18. I tried this bread and it's next best to Anneliese's recipe. It's a keeper in our house.

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  19. Yum...I'll try this out this weekend....this has all the ingredients I have on hand and love love love the flaxseed in it!

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  20. Hi judy, I made this bread today using my bread machine to mix and oven to bake. Oh my ....it is so good! I didn't have any sunflower seeds or oat bran, so I added 1/2 cup of 7 grain cereal. We enjoyed it for supper and will toast it for breakfast. Every one needs to try this if they have a bread machine. It is so easy and makes a huge loaf that really looks so nice...and smells wonderful too. Kathy

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  21. Mmm ... baked it up this afternoon! It's so beautiful and wonderful-smelling! DH & I will dig into it once it's cool.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  22. This is a fantastic website. I think I will be here a whole lot. My kind of food.

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  23. Both pages of the Buttermilk Flaxseed Bread didn't print...just fyi...that is a problem on your end.

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  24. Great recipe. It will be my favorite from now on! Thanks.

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  25. Just about to put my 1st batch in the oven. YUM!! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  26. you probably have discovered it, but your printable version of the bread does not include the ingredients list. It shows only the directions.
    Made the bread and even hubby who does not like "brown" bread says its great!
    Thanks!
    Mrs D

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  27. If I am making this in my Bosch, do I still use bread machine yeast or another yeast? Any other directions specific to the Bosch? Thanks so much, can't wait to try this!

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    1. I think a Bosch is a mixer right? Just use what ever yeast you have on hand.

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  28. I'm new to this so please answer my silly question! Do I measure 1/2 cup of flax seed and then grind it, or is it 1/2 cup of already ground flax seed? Thnx.

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    1. I believe that would be a 1/2 cup of already ground flax seed.

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  29. I have tried this recipe twice. The results taste good but the loaf deflates to 3/4 it risen height. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? \

    Lary K.

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    1. Sorry, Lary...I haven't had that happen so I'm not sure what could be causing it to collapse.

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