All forms of cooking and baking is like meditation for me. When I am in the kitchen, I am 100 % in the present. I can use my creativity and get my senses stimulated, which puts a smile on my face. 😊 So, if I have had a long day at work or need some relaxation, fresh air and the kitchen is my medicine.
One thing that I love to bake is bread. I usually make a larger batch in order to keep some in the freezer. It is SO nice to have freshly baked bread just a microwave away. This recipe comes from my mother who did exactly that, always kept fresh bread available for us as we grew up.
Please see the recipe below (for approx. 20 buns) approx 2,5 – 3 h
What you need:
150 gram Butter
100 gram of Yeast
1 liter Sour milk
1 tbsp Salt
½ Olive pil
5 dl Oatmeal
2 dl Wheat bran
2 dl Extra rough wheat bran or grain crusts (depending on what you may find)
1 dl Linseed
1 dl Sunflower seeds
3 dl Graham flour
7 dl Self-raising flour
How to make:
1. Melt the butter in a casserole. Dissolve the yeast with approx. 2 dl of the sour milk in a larger bowl.
2. Pour the rest of the sour milk in the casserole with butter and stir. Then pour the butter and sour milk mix in the bowl and add salt and olive oil.
3. Fill a litre measure with oatmeal, wheat bran, grain crust and linseed, blend it gently. Pour little by little in the large bowl and mix.
4. Fill the litre measure again with graham flour, sunflower seeds and 6 dl of self-raising flour, blend and pour it in the bowl. Use the rest of the self-raising flour and work the dough until it is nice and firm.
5. Let the dough rise in the bowl for 40 min (covered with a cloth).
6. Work the dough, divide it into 20 equal size buns and put them on a baking plate with baking plate paper. Turn on the oven to 250 degrees.
7. Let the buns rise for another 40 min (covered with a cloth).
8. Bake them for 15 minutes until the get a nice colour.
9. Let them rest without a cloth.
Have some tea and ENJOY your newly baked bread with your favourite condiments.
If you don’t enjoy everything at the same time, put the rest in the freezer and you can enjoy a newly baked bun whenever you get feeling😊