The most popular bread with Rex friends last week was Multiseed with Honey, never off our bake list since we launched at Village Day back in June!
It is a bestseller but perhaps it sounds like a specialty bread to some of you, even you might have thought it would be sweet?
In fact Multiseed is our Rex Bakery equivalent of a “granary” wheatmeal loaf, with a mixture of 30% organic white & 70% wholemeal flours plus linseeds, sunflower seeds, oats and honey. We don’t use commercial granary “mixes” in Rex – we only use 100% organic flour with nothing added to the flour – no bleach, no improver, no stabiliser, no preservatives. And nothing taken away – all the micronutrients & Vitamin E in the wheatgerm stay in the flour. Keep it simple – our white stoneground organic flour currently from Bacheldre is made simply by sieving wholemeal flour to remove the wheat bran. In contrast, wheatgerm is taken out of regular steel-milled non-organic flour to create a whiter looking flour and increase the shelf life because wheatgerm can eventually go rancid. The shame is that the micronutrients are removed at the same time.
There are 2 crucial steps to the Multiseed loaf:
1) 20% of the Multiseed loaf consists of seeds & oats and these are soaked overnight in hot water & honey to enhance the moistness of the loaf and create a very fine flavour. The honey absolutely does not provide a sweet taste, it is a natural antiseptic, preservative and acts more like a seasoning!
2) Following the “old dough” method, about 15% of the Multiseed dough is prepared the day before and pre-fermented to aid flavour & digestion. That “sponge” grows overnight whilst the seed & oats mix soaks, then the following day is mixed in with the rest of the bread dough, shaped & baked early on Saturday bake morning. All of our loaves take at least 24 hours to develop in this way.
Bread that tastes this good, takes time & it takes a baker like Rex that loves what they do.
|Organic stoneground White Flour|
|Organic Wholemeal Bread Flour|
|Pure Croxton Manor unsalted French butter|
|Organic Rolled Oats|
|Organic Sunflower seed|
“Bought some of your bread and it was delicious..”
The bread naturally keeps moist for longer, is ideal sliced for lunchbox sandwiches & toast and besides, looks beautiful with its shaped crust.
If you haven’t tried it yet, why not add Multiseed with Honey to your order this week?