Sesame Seed Bread Recipe

Sesame Seed Bread Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 23cm loaf

10 ml

300 ml

200 g

200 g

10 ml

65 g


30 ml

Active dried yeast

Lukewarm water

Plain flour

Wholemeal flour


Toasted sesame seeds

Milk, to glaze

Sesame seeds, for sprinkling

Method :
  • Combine the yeast and 75ml of the water and leave to dissolve. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  • Make a central well and pour in the yeast and water. Stir from the centre to obtain a rough dough.
  • Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Return to the bowl and cover with a plastic bag. Leave in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, about 11/2 - 2 hours.
  • Grease a 23cm round cake tin. Punch down the dough and knead in the sesame seeds. Divide the dough into 16 balls and place in the tin. Cover with a plastic bag and leave in a warm place until risen above the rim.
  • Preheat the oven to 220oC/425oF/Gas 7. Brush the loaf with milk and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Lower the heat to 190oC/375oF/Gas 5 and bake until the base sounds hollow when tapped, about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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