I give all the credit to my mom (Diamond and Willow) for finding and introducing this recipe to me.
Bread making doesn’t get any easier and the outcome doesn’t get much better! In my opinion 😉
It’s also super customizable… If you try it, I’d love to see or hear about it, either with a comment here or a tag on instagram @Jemstory 🙂
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp active dry yeast
2 1/4 cup warm water
1/3 cup sunflower seeds*
1/3 cup dried cranberries*
* The seeds and cranberries are up to you as far as personal preference goes. The original recipe calls for 1/3 cup flax seeds but I didn’t have any so I threw in the cranberries instead. You can change up the seeds and berries depending on your taste buds or pantry innards 😉
In a large bowl (preferably with a lid), mix the flour, salt and yeast and seeds together.
Pour the warm water into the bowl and using a spatula, mix until it is all incorporated.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and let it sit on the counter overnight or for around 12 hours.
(If you use a lid, just check it after a couple of hours to make sure it didn’t pop open from the yeast expanding 😉
Pre-heat your oven to 450 f degrees.
Place your cast iron, dutch oven or clay pot and lid (I use my moms Pampered Chef Clay dish), into the oven so it heats up as well.
Once the pot has heated, remove it from the oven and take the lid off, as that is too tricky to do after this next bit 😉
Flour your work surface and hands VERY well and with said flour covered hands, gently remove the dough from the bowl onto the counter and roughly shape it into a ball.
Take the ball of dough and drop it into the pot.
Cover with the lid and place it back into the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes with the lid on, after which remove the lid and bake for another 15-20 minutes until the top is nice and golden and crusty looking.
Remove from the oven and after a few moments remove from the pot and let it cool.
That is if you can control your desire to taste test a slice with a big slab of butter 😉