Dan Lepard’s recipe from ‘Short and Sweet’. A hell of a tasty loaf, this, one of the best – and I’ve made a few.
It should be called a Birdfeeder loaf though, because the amount of seeds in it is staggering. At first I was going to reduce it – a full baking tray of toasted seeds going into one little loaf! But then I thought – trust Dan. His recipes do not fail. You might be mixing a cake and it looks all WRONG, not remotely like anything edible whatever treatment you subject it to – and it comes out great.
Likewise here - I smothered the rest of the ingredients with pumpkin and sunflower, the flour was hardly visible among the seeds but it came together fine, proved and rose and baked into a quite a stunner. Just with butter is excellent. But toasted – to die for.
I used an ordinary eating apple here, Braeburn I think, and a small red onion. Great flavour thanks to those two.