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Rustic wholemeal daisy loaf


  • 12 1/4 oz wholemeal flour
  • 7 3/4 oz oz warm water
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Temperature: ° F


In a food processor or kitchen bowl, mix together the flour, salt, sugar and dried yeast. Pour in the warm water and knead for 2-3 minutes. If using a food processor, keep on a low speed. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for 1 hour and 30 minutes in a warm place. Knead the dough again to remove any remaining carbon dioxide. Make 7 small balls of identical size. Place one in the middle of the floured platter and the six others around the sides to make a daisy shape. Leave to rise again for 1 hour at room temperature with the cloche. Use the baker's blade to make several cuts in the surface of each ball. Brush a little water over the surface and sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top. Place in a cold oven and turn on the temperature at 460°F. Cook for 45 minutes. Leave to cool on the platter, having removed the cloche.

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