I have got to disappoint, but there is no hanky panky going on in my kitchen. Rather, I am in a potassium enhanced diet to boost my heart health through nuts and such.
I have discovered the marvels of a coffee grinder recently and found uses for it beyond that once a fortnight coffee beans mill. Like a gardener wielding the electric saw, I am prone to grind everything in my path to cinders in that tiny power packed container.
With it, I have milled loads of pumpkin seeds, flax and goodness knows what. I love the smell of broken up flax which reminds me of fish and pumpkin meal reminds me of earthy mushrooms.
With the basic bread recipe as base, omega-3 rich nuts and heart healthy olive oil is the icing on the top, or eh, inside. I find milled seeds do not impede gluten formation as much as whole nuts, but I will leave this to the experts for scientific verification.
I did this without breaking a sweat, with my bread machine taking the mystery out of everything because I did not feel like exerting myself for a loaf of bread. All I did was pour everything into the container and wait for the bread magic to happen.
2 T canola oil
½ T instant yeast
3 T milk powder
3 T molasses
1/2 tsp crushed sea salt
80g whole wheat flour
300g bread flour
40g pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted and coarsely milled
10g ground flax seed
Combine ingredients in the bread machine , set to basic mode and wait for bread magic in 3 hours.
Alternatively, knead in the machine as I did, knock out after the first fermentation 1.5 hrs, shape and return the dough to the machine. Ferment for another 1 hour, set to Bake function and voila! bread will be ready.