Each week I make a loaf of sourdough just for me. For me, me, me.
Anyone else is quite welcome to eat it too. However, The Monkeys usually clamp their lips shut and swiftly shake their heads at the offer and there are usually far too many fruity pieces in there for Mr Chocolate to happily call these loaves his own.
So, I make one up for me. It does the whole week and I get to start the day off in a way that kicks starts the happy tastebuds.
Add a cup of chai tea drunk from my favourite op-shop green mug and the day begins.
I’ve played with The Almost Uber Healthy Loaf, a Spiced Apple Loaf, Dan Lepard’s Raisin and Cinnamon Loaf and now this little buddle of goodness. Packed full of all things good and healthy, there is no guilt at all when I slap inch thick peanut butter on it.
100gms (about a cup) mixture of pecan halves, linseed meal, sunflower seeds
1 tps dark malt flour
25gms (1/2 cup) unprocessed bran
150gms sultanas, chopped prunes (they were squishy and soft already, if they were really dried I would have soaked them first.)
1 tps cinnamon
190gms strong bakers flour
300mls water (approx)
1 1/4 tps salt
almonds to decorate
The usual mix, rest period, add salt, mix again. Prove, fold, prove, shape, prove. Baked at 240C, for approx 20mins and then lowered to 200C for approximately another 10 minutes. The toasted whole almonds on top give a lovely crunch to the slices.
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