multiseed bread with chia?

 Hi All,

I've been quite successful in baking my first sourdough breads using Dan Lepard's instructions and I'm very keen to try out a bread that is jam packed with seeds and chia.  I have chia, poppy seed, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and I think i have pumkin seeds too.  Does anyone know of a good recipe that I can follow that is "newbie friendly"?  I also have purchased some spelt flour today, would be nice to use that as well.


Happy Baking!




I would try Dan's sunflower bread - absolutley packed with  sunflower seeds, it is quite an expensive loaf to make but I sliced it and put it in the freezer, toasting the odd slice every now and then for a delicious treat. The recipe is in his book The handmade loaf. If you are a newbie you may want to look up Tartine - the book, named after the bakery in San Francisco where the book's author Chad Robertson bakes. The explanations of each stage of bread-baking are very useful and have helped me recently - I am still a relative newbie myself! In Tartine, once you've mastered the country bread, you can just add nuts / seeds / olives / herbs / oils / on my list too, good luck


I just made Shao Ping's chia bread, with lots of sesame seeds added.

Fantastic! I was told it was the best so far.

Hi, I use all the seeds you mentioned in my spelt/ kamut/ rye sourdough bread. I'd suggest that you get comfortable first with a basic recipe, then slowly start adding seeds. 

I usually soak 1 cup of a mix of sunflower and pumpkin seeds over night in water, and add the seeds to my sourdough ( good for two loaves) the next day . Sometimes I also add gia seeds as they add nutrients and moisture to the bread, very nice ! Mix 2--3 TBS gia seeds with 4 times the amount of water, stir and let sit. for abt 1/2 hour. before mixing into the dough, again this is for 2 loaves of bread. Best make only one addition at a time, see how it works for you.



Thanks for the great replies!


Is it possible to do the same technique where you put the dough in the fridge overnight with seeds?  I read somewhere that the seeds "pop" the bubbles.



hey guys :) just joining your conversation to learn something new

never made bread myself before but i think it is worth a try :)


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