Old Time Bread Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (0.6 ounce) cake compressed fresh yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 3/4 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
step 1: In a large bowl, combine bread flour, whole wheat flour, cornmeal and salt. Crumble the yeast into a separate bowl and mix with the water and 3/4 cup milk. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the yeast mixture. Mix until the dough begins to pull together.
step 2: When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
step 3: Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Flatten the dough, and gently knead in the pumpkin and sesame seeds. Form the dough into a single round loaf and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
step 4: Brush loaf with 2 tablespoons milk and sprinkle on the sunflower seeds. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool on a wire rack before serving.