This is another loaf for my sister. I am making myself a loaf of sourdough French and decided to keep the starter active and bake a loaf for Becky as well.
First thing I have to mention is that the title is misleading here. I am sure it must be an editing error; but there is no honey in this bread. The sweetener called for here is dark brown sugar. I considered substituting honey, but decided to follow the recipe as printed.
Into the pan on my bread machine, I added 1/2 cup fat free milk, 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces, 1 cup sourdough starter, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup bread flour, 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, 1/3 cup sunflower seeds and 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts. After making a small well in the top of the dry ingredients, I added 1 1/2 teaspoons SAF yeast.
The loaf requires a dark crust setting and the use of the Whole Wheat cycle on my machine.
I didn’t hover much on this one. Once or twice I checked on it and scraped down the edge of the pan with my rubber spatula, but I didn’t stress myself out adding sprinkles of flour and water, trying to “perfect” the dough. This was probably a wise decision on my part as the loaf is lovely.
It rose nice and high, with tasty sunflower seeds dotting the exterior, I am sure the inside is just as lovely. I will ask Becky to take a picture of the loaf for me after it is sliced.
Well, I forgot to ask for pictures of the sliced loaf. Here are the opinions, though:
“Good, needed butter, though.”
On a side note, Becky had provided butter, this person just didn’t know.
“Really awesome flavor!! Soft texture.”
“Awesome for rustic French Toast.”
“Would be good for anything.”