Multigrain Loaf
Recipe type: Breads
Cuisine: International
  • 2 envelops yeast (11g x 2)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 8 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups wholewheat flour
  • 2 cups multigrain mixture
  1. In the deep bowl add yeast, sugar and 1 cup water. Mix.
  2. Set aside until foamy.
  3. Sift flour and salt.
  4. Add prepared yeast, multigrain mix, ¾ of the flour softened butter and remaining warm water. Mix together.
  5. Mix with the dough hook, and add the remaining flour, a little at a time.
  6. Work the machine until a dough forms and until the dough comes away from the sides
  7. of the bowl and forms a ball around the hook.
  8. Remove and knead on a floured surface for about 3 minutes.
  9. Shape into a smooth ball.
  10. Roll the ball of dough lightly in an oiled bowl. Cover with a damp kitchen towel
  11. and leave to rise in a warm, draft free place until the dough is double its size or until an impression of a finger pressed into it remains.
  12. This could take 1-2 hours, or a bit longer in a cooler place. Punch down the dough and knead again and leave to rise for another 5 minutes before shaping. Shape and place the dough in a well-greased baking pan (12″ x 6″ x 3″). Cover and leave to rise .
  13. Carefully sprinkle oats and sesame seed on the loaf. (Other seeds can be fennel, caraway, poppy, and sunflower). Glaze the loaf for a shiny or matte finish… Brush the loaf with egg wash (see note 2 above) just before baking and 10 minutes before the loaf is done baking.
  14. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F or 95 degrees C. Bake at an increased temperature, 375 degree F until golden brown or when stuck with a knife or skewer comes out clean.
Please note the following:…

1. My multigrain mixture comprises of the following: ½ cup oats, ½ cup sesame seed, ½ cup flax meal and ½ cup wheat germ. You can vary you grains accordingly.

2. Egg wash. Mix 1 egg yolk with 1 tbsp water and pinch of salt. Whisk with fork.

3. Using a machine to mix and knead the dough makes it light and can help you save time and energy. Use the dough hook to mix.
Recipe by Simply Trini Cooking at