4 dl water
1 dl filmjölk, buttermilk or yogurt
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
10 to 12 deciliters flour
Flaked sea-salt and Sesame seeds for sprinkling on top.
In a large bowl, pour in the water, which you have run from the tap
to feel warm
but not hot with your fingers. If the
water is too hot, it will kill your yeast.
Crumble in the yeast and stir until the yeast is dissolved. Add in the filmjölk, salt, and honey. Stir to
|Crumbled yeast and water|
Add the flour, a bit at a time until the dough starts to form a
ball. Give it a
good stir to make sure that all the flour is well mixed in. The dough will
still be quite loose and sticky, so don’t worry. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and let
stand in a warm and draft-free place for 1 ½ to 2 hours. The dough should more than
|Adding the flour|
Pre-heat an oven to 225 degrees C. Pour the dough out onto a well floured board or smooth counter-top. Divide the dough into two pieces. Lay each piece onto a baking sheet covered with parchment
or baking paper. Don’t worry if the pieces are knobbly and
funny looking, they will look charming when baked. Brush some water over the top of each loaf
and sprinkle with sea-salt and sesame seeds.
You could also substitute chopped nuts, caraway seeds,
or poppy seeds
for the sesame. You do not need to let the bread rise a second time; it will rise further in the oven.
|Let it rest with a cloth over|
|More than doubled in size|