Once I’ve tried to prepare my own bread and from that day I can’t wait for sunday baking!!! Bread in Tuscan is very important and mine has something special that makes it even better as it is a mix of taste and wellness, it is like a traditional bread in shape and looking but it has a lot of seeds like German breads and an indian spice that really gives a huge help to our health, this is turmeric…the magic turmeric.
These are the ingredients for 1 kilo of bread:
1 kilo of whole flour
650 grams of warm water (37°Celsius)
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoon of “sweetener” (use any honey or agave syrup or maple syrup or any other natural sweetener but PLEASE do not use any kind of sugar this time!)
25 grams of fresh yeast (or natural dried yeast or 200 grams of sourdough)
from 10 to 15 table spoon of mixed seeds (buckwheat, oatmeal, flaxseed, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds…)
1 tablespoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of cumin (if you like the taste)
1 tablespoon of wheat germ
Put the flour in a large bowl and put all the seeds, sweetening, turmeric and cumin.
Warm a little the water (37° Celsius) and dissolve the fresh yeast in it, than pour it into the dry mixture. Mix all well with the hands and continue untill you’ll have a nice workable dough (it maybe still a little sticky at the end but not too much, in case add 1 or 2 more tablespoon of flour). Let the dough rest in a quite place for 1 hour at least, then work it again for few minutes and put it in a owen tray on a baking sheet. Give it a shape of a cylinder and let it to increase his volume for 1-2 hours. Bake it now for 15 minutes at 220° Celsius than for other 45 minutes at 180° Celsius, take it immediately off the owen and wait 1-2 hours before cutting it, then…Enjoy it!!!

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