Domestic Therapy

It certainly is therapeutic to bake your own bread, and so rewarding afterwards! I’ve said it before but there’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread.

I am trying to bake healthy stuff from time to time. This bread certainly is, with wholewheat flour, oats, honey, berries and nuts there is nothing you shouldn’t eat in them!

Raspberry Bread – © Gabriela R.

25g  yeast

500ml lukewarm water

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. honey

100g oats

500g wholewheat flour

200g strong flour

100g raspberries

100g coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

100g coarsely chopped hazelnuts (optional)

In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in a little water, then add the honey. You should have a thick paste. Cover it with a tea towel or cling film and leave it in a warm place to prove.

In another bowl mix the oats and the flours,  make a hole in the center and add the proved yeast and then the water, little by little. Be careful because you might need less water than you think. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Knead the dough  for about 5 minutes and then add the salt. Knead 10 minutes more.

Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for 1 hour. When the dough has proved, add the raspberries and the nuts, if using.

Form around 20 buns, place them on baking trays lined with baking paper, cover with tea towels and let them rise again for 30 minutes in a warm place.

Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Sprinkle the loaves with water and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Serve warm with some Danish blue.

This post is for my dear friend, Ela, who gave me the thumbs up when she tried them!


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