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Crunchy Seed Braid Bread

May 1, 2013

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I’m all about a seeded, grainy bread, and this Crunchy Seed Braid from King Arthur fit the bill better than I could have imagined. White whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and King Arthur’s Harvest Grains Blend give this bread lots of taste and texture.

This was another virtual baking session with my friend Michele, who also gets credit for suggesting this recipe. Thanks Michele! This one is a keeper.

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Recipe notes:

  • Instead of mixed seeds, I used all sesame seeds on top, because a) That’s what I had on hand and b) I love sesame seeds.
  • I have a bag of King Arthur’s Harvest Grains Blend, but if you don’t want to buy it, take a look at the ingredients – I bet you could mix up your own.
  • Instead of using an egg wash to get the seeds to stick, I followed this method from King Arthur (but I rolled the dough to the length stated in the Crunchy Seed Braid recipe). It worked great!
  • This baked and browned more quickly than the recipe stated. Keep an eye on it, and be ready to top it with a foil tent to keep it from over-browning.

Give theย Crunchy Seed Braid a try, and be sure to see how Michele’s turned out.

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6 comments

  1. It looks delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. I’m trying to bake bread more often, and this loaf looks wonderful!


  3. Your bread came out beautiful and your photos are lovely. Thanks for baking along with me!!


  4. This is my kind of bread, I’ve been obsessed with using white whole wheat flour lately! KAF has the best recipes, don’t they? ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. This is beautiful bread. Bread is something I can use more practice at.


  6. there’s nothing better than home baked bread. This looks like a great recipe. I need to check our that KA blend!



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