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bread machine crunchy semolina bread w/cornmeal

Recipe by
Sanity Chek
Annapolis, MD

This is a delicious textured and soft bread at the same time. It is great toasted or untoasted with butter. When toasted you get a better crunch of bread and nuts but its hard to pass it up when just done cooling enough to cut into. When i make this, i have to make a second one the next day or two because my family is so enthralled with it and have forlorn looks over last piece.

prep time 20 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Bread Machine

Ingredients For bread machine crunchy semolina bread w/cornmeal

  • 1 1/4 c
    water, heat in microwave 40 seconds
  • 2 Tbsp
    oil, olive or canola is fine
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt (sea salt if u can)
  • 1/2 c
    corn meal (i use indian)
  • 1 c
    fine semolina flour
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour plus 3 tbsp extra flour
  • 1/4 c
    sesame seeds (hulled, raw, untoasted)
  • 1/4 c
    pepita seeds, raw
  • 1/4 c
    sunflour seeds, raw
  • 2 tsp
    active dry yeast (i use saf)
  • 1 Tbsp
    pepita seeds (raw preferably) for top of bread
  • 1 Tbsp
    raw sunflower seeds for top of bread
  • 1
    egg for egg wash on top of bread
  • 1/2 c
    yellow raisins
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    vital wheat gluten if you add raisins

How To Make bread machine crunchy semolina bread w/cornmeal

  • 1
    Add wet ingrediants first in your bread machine pan, then salt, flours/corn meal and sesame seeds. Make a well and add the dry yeast in the middle on top of the flour. Then set machine to 1.5 lb loaf, med crust, sweet dough setting. Your machine should beep when in second kneed to let you know when to add fruits/nuts, basically 50-75% of the way thru second kneed. Add the nuts and optional raisins at this time. From there on let machine to the work. When your machine is just about to enter into bake mode, do an egg wash on top. Basically put a splash of water in an egg and stir, then baste the top of bread with egg. Sprinkle the top with the additional pepitas and sunflower seeds. Close lid and bake.
  • 2
    Note: this is a high-rising bread so don't use bread flour. If you want to add yellow raisins to this, you can add a half of a cup and then add a 1/2 tbsp of vital wheat gluten OR switch to bread flour.instead of the All Purpose flour.
  • 3
    Take bread out immediately when it is done baking and let cool on a rack. Don't let it sit around in the bread pan or it could get dried out.
  • 4