RecipeMulled wine bread

Recipe and photo from Hembakningsrådet
Photo: Agneta Thorsén

12-15 mini-loaves or 2 regular loaves.
These Christmas flavours go perfectly with the Christmas ham, a rich Stilton or blue cheese.

1 1/2 dl sourdough (rye sourdough, or see recipe below)
25 g yeast
5 dl of mulled wine
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon gingerbread spice
3 dl coarse rye flour
3 dl whole wheat flour
1 dl crushed buckwheat
1 dl sunflower seeds
1 dl hazelnuts (halved)
10 apricots (roughly chopped)
7-8 dl flour

coarse rye flour

1. Pour the sourdough in a bowl, add the yeast and pour over mulled wine.
2. Add the oil, salt, spices and other ingredients, but save a little flour for finishing.
3. Knead the dough vigorously (about 5 minutes in the machine or 10 minutes by hand) and let rise under plastic foil for about 1 hour.
4. Put the dough on a floured surface and knead lightly. Cut into 15 mini loaves and place in small loaf trays. Or bake out two full-sized loaves.
5. Brush the loaves with a little water and sprinkle with flour.
6. Leave to rise under a cloth for 45-60 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200 °C.
7. Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Large loaves need about 40 minutes.
8. Let the loaves cool without a kitchen towel if you want to keep the hard crust.
Rye sourdough – basic recipe
Days 1-3
Mix 1 dl of warm water, 40 ° with 1 dl coarse flour. Use a glass bowl or stainless steel bowl. It is important that the bowl is completely clean. Cover with a cloth or plastic foil and keep warm, preferably close to a radiator, for three days. Stir every day.
Day 4
Add 1 litre of warm water, 40 ° and 1 litre of coarse flour. Mix to a loose dough. Let stand for one day at room temperature.
Day 5
The dough should now be ready. Divide it into ten parts. Bake one section (about 1½ dl) at a time. The rest can be frozen in small packages.

Tips: Buy rye sourdough from KronJäst

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