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Sunflower Seed Bread - Breadmaker

This bread maker recipe uses the basic white bread setting and makes a medium sized (1.5lb or 680g) loaf. You can select light or medium crust. The photo shows a loaf made with the medium crust setting and that has been made with a mixture of white and wholemeal flour.

The sunflower seeds are added when the machine beeps or via your fruit and nut dispenser (if your machine has one). If you have a fruit/nut dispenser, use whatever basic white setting that calls for the dispenser to be used.

Place the first list of ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order identified or recommended by the manufacturer of your machine.


270ml (9fl oz) warm water
45ml (2 1/2 tbsp) skimmed milk powder
45ml (2 1/2 tbsp) sunflower oil
30g (1oz) sugar
6ml (1 1/4 tsp) salt
432g (15oz) white bread flour OR (332g (11.5 oz) of white and 100g (3.5 oz) of wholewheat)
6ml (1 1/4 tsp) bread machine yeast

Additional Ingredients

50g (2oz) of hulled sunflower seeds (NOT salted)

If your machine has a fruit setting, add the sunflower seeds at the signal, or around 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished. I reserve 2 teaspoons of the seeds and sprinkle them on the top of the dough during the final rise to add to the presentation of the finished loaf.

Once the cycle is complete, remove baked bread from the pan and cool on a wire rack.