Seeded Loaf

There’s nothing quite like the smell of home-baked bread. Follow this recipe for a tasty loaf with a stunning texture

Prepare Ahead

You will need 270ml warm water for this recipe.


  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

  2. 2 Mix the flour, salt and yeast together in a bowl. Add the oil, honey and water and combine into a dough.

  3. 3 Knead the dough on a floured surface by hand for 12 minutes.

  4. 4 Flatten the dough out and tip the seeds into the middle of the dough. Gently knead them in until thoroughly combined.

  5. 5 Place the dough into a floured bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave in a warm place for an hour.

  6. 6 When the time is up, remove from the bowl and then knead again for a further 2 minutes.

  7. 7 Form the dough into a small sausage shape and place into a 2lb loaf tin.

  8. 8 Cover loosely with clingfilm, return to the warm place until the dough has risen just above the top of the tin.

  9. 9 Once risen, place the tin into the oven for 35 – 40 minutes.


  • 500g Strong wholemeal flour
  • 1 sachet Dried yeast
  • 20ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 30ml Honey
  • 50g Sunflower seeds
  • 50g Poppy seeds
  • 50g Sesame seeds

Makes 10 slices

Total time required 1 hr

  • Preparation time: 20 mins
  • Cooking time: 40 mins
  • Other time: Prove for 1 hour