Crusty Homemade Bread

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Makes 1 small loaf

  • 1 cup strong white bread flour
  • half cup of mixed seed flour
  • half cup of other flavoured flour
  • quarter teaspoon of yeast
  • quarter teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • sesame seeds


  1. Combine all dry ingredients, except sesame seeds, in a bowl.
  2. Add the cup of cold water and mix until all flour is combined. Add extra water if needed.
  3. Cover dough overnight to rise. (If bread is needed for same day, use warm water, cover and leave for a few hours in a warm spot.)
  4. After bread has risen, sprinkle flour on a flat surface and knead bread briefly. Place dough back into bowl and cover for a few hours to prove again.
  5. When ready, preheat oven to gas mark 5/190ºc/ 375ºf.
  6. Brush a little water over top of dough, sprinkle with sesame seeds and put into oven for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Once bread is ready, it should be golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and leave to sit for a few minutes.
  8. Enjoy either warm or cold. Bread will keep for a few days in a sealed container or plastic bag.

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