Wholemeal Herb and Onion Bread Recipe

wholemeal herb and onion bread

Ingredients for Wholemeal Herb and Onion Bread:

  • 1½ lbs (700 g) strong wholemeal flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ oz (14 g) fresh yeast or ¼ (7 g) dried yeast
  • ¾ pint (400 ml) water
  • 1 large onion, sliced and chopped very finely
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sage
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds – optional

Method for Wholemeal Herb and Onion Bread:

  1. Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl. Cream the yeast with a little of the water and leave until frothy.
  2. Make a well into the flour and add the yeast, remaining water, chopped onion, herbs and oil and mix to a dough.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Put into a clean bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until doubled in size.
  5. Turn onto a floured surface, knock back with your hand or fist to remove any air pockets and knead again for a few minutes.
  6. Form into a smooth ball and place on a warm, greased, baking tray. Brush with water and sprinkle on the sesame seeds if used.
  7. Cover and leave to rise again in a warm place for about 30 minutes until it has almost doubled in size.
  8. Bake in the middle of a preheated oven at Gas Mark 7 (220°C/425°F) for 20 minutes. Lower the temperature to Gas Mark 5 (190°C/375°F) and continue to bake for a further 15 to 20 minutes until the bread sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.

Takes a healthy wholemeal loaf and adds herb flavours. Great bread for accompanying soups or with salad dishes

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Recipes using Herbs, Vegetarian Recipes, Breads and Bakes, Parsley, Sage, Thyme, All Recipes, Onions
One comment on “Wholemeal Herb and Onion Bread Recipe
  1. florence says:

    sounds great going to try it

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