Bring a Seeded Loaf to your next potluck. It's perfectly unique, and heavenly too.
No, this isn't a giant Everything bagel you're looking at, but my choice to shape my bread into a ring instead of a boule unintentionally made it look that way. Funny though!
It wasn't too long ago when I wouldn't give seeded bread of any kind a second glance. They didn't "wow" me, and quite frankly I didn't feel like seeds added a thing to bread other than getting stuck in my teeth.
Sure, if you gave me a good loaf of rye with flavorful caraway seeds in it, I'd be all over it but beyond that, I wasn't convinced seeds had a place in my bread.
For me it's all about taste and if the seeds aren't adding something taste-wise, then really, what's the point? Then I started sampling seeds on bread a little more frequently and came to appreciate the subtle flavor of sesame seeds or the light crunch of the seeds on a Hard Poppy Seed Roll. Before I knew it, I was officially a seeded bread convert!
That's when I started going hog wild and putting seeds in and on everything! But only now have I perfected the shower of seeds.
Tasting nothing like an Everything bagel, this buttery Seeded Loaf is the perfect seeded creation. Those seeds atop the lovely loaf? Oh, they aren't just there for looks.
With poppy, black caraway, flax, toasted sesame, midget sunflower and anise, these little seeds each bring their own unique flavor to the party and all meld perfectly together. They add not only flavor, but a unique texture as well, which makes this simple loaf of bread something special indeed.