A friend of mine Jorge brought me a loaf of bread he had baked. It was absolutely delicious. This recipe is beyond anything you can ever imagine and so tasty it makes you wanna slap your own mama, and afterwards proceed to dance naked in front of your pet! Alright, you may not resort to such behaviour, – as in my case, I would probably receive a punch back right in my face, and afterwards, end up paying a lot of money to an animal-psychologist for treating my doggie for Post-traumatic-stress-disorder.
But, seriously it is that good and thanks to Jorge for giving me this amazing recipe, which was originally posted on this superb Portuguese blog:
So what are we waiting for? Let’s get down and dirty.
Here is what you need!
- 170gram sunflower seed flour (use a food processor to blend the seeds)
- 210gram Mandioca flour
- 10 gram of dry yeast
- 200-gram water
- One spoonful of sea salt
- One spoonful olive oil
- Sesame ( to top the bread)
- Pumpkin seeds (to top the bread
Basically, mix all ingredients from part A together in a bowl. Stir together with a fork to get a unified dough. Then, leave the dough to rest until doubled in size (between 30mins- 45 mins) at room temperature.
Turn on your oven and preheat at 180 degrees.
When the dough has risen – place it into stick-free contain and rest for 5 mins. Otherwise, make six round balls and leave on an oven tray covered with baking paper.
Then PART B
- Sprinkle the top of the balls or loaf with the seeds
Place the form on the third rack in oven for more or less one hour. You can cover the top of the baking tin with a sheet of baking paper about 30 mins into the baking process if it gets too brown.
For baking the balls, I suggest a baking time of 40 mins. I did not need to cover mine though.
When done, remove from oven and leave to rest for about 1 hour before you cut into it.