Mar 28

Carrot Rye Bread | © 2013 | | © 2013 |

Prepared with a blend of bread and rye flours, honey flavoured carrot juice, freshly grated carrots and rye sourdough and multi-seeds have added more flavour and crunch to this healthy yeast bread that I adapted from Brot-Bernd Armbrust
. It is perfect for brunch or as an afternoon snack.

  • 150 ml Water, boiling
  • 50 g Flaxseed
  • 50 g Sunflower seeds
  • 50 g Pumpkin seeds
  • 250 g Carrots, coarsely grated
  • 350 ml Honey flavoured carrot juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 50 g Fresh yeast
  • 75 g Rye sourdough, 100% hydration
  • 350 g Bread flour
  • 150 g Dark rye flour
  • 10 g Salt
  1. Place seeds in a bowl and pour in the boiling water. Leave the mixture aside for 2 hours until all the water has been absorbed.
  2. Peel and roughly grate the carrots. Fill a pan with carrot juice, season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, then bring it to a boil. Add in grated carrots and bring it again to a boil. Remove from the heat and allow it to rest for 2 hours.
  3. Strain out the grated carrots through a sieve over a bowl and reserve the juice. Heat up the carrot juice to about 38C/100F. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and dissolove fresh yeast and sourdough with the juice. Add in soaked seeds, bread flour, rye flour and salt. Stir at slow speed for 4 minutes, then increase the speed and mix for a 6 more minutes. At the last minute, stir in grated carrots. Cover with a kitchen towel and rest for 20 minutes at room temperaure.
  4. Grease a large or two smaller loaf pans or line with parchment paper. Scrape the dough into the prepared pan. Cover and rest for another 20 minutes.
  5. Fill a baking tray with some water and place it at the bottom of the oven. Preheat the oven to 230C/450F. Once the oven has reached the desired temperature, remove the water. Place the bread in the middle of the hot oven and lower the temperature to 210C/410F. Bake the bread for 40-45 minutes until golden brown. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |