Ancient grain bread

Ancient grain bread

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  • 4 - 6
  • Easy
  • 10 minutes, plus 45 minutes’ proving time
  • 35 minutes


  • 1¼ cups warm milk
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 120 g flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t yeast
  • 1 T bulgur wheat
  • 1 T white quinoa
  • 90 g mixed seeds (sun flower, pumpkin, etc.)
  • 170 g raisins
  • 2 T amaranth

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Combine the milk, butter, maple syrup and water in a large bowl.

3. Add all the dry ingredients, shape into a round and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cover with a damp cloth and prove for 45 minutes. 4 Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes.

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Photograph: Myburgh Du Plessis

Food assistants: Bianca Strydom & Keletso Motau

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    Alexandra Logan
    July 19, 2021

    It is really 120g flour? I made this and 120g is definitely not right!