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Sunny Cucumber Bread

No recipe image available.A hearty yeast bread made with whole wheat, wheat germ, sunflower kernels and grated cucumber.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose or bread flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sunflower kernels
1/2 cup grated cucumber
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 tablespoons water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Dissolve yeast in water.
  2. In a bowl, combine ginger, sugar, flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, softened butter, salt, sunflower kernels, peeled, grated cucumber, egg yolks, oil, and water. Stir in the yeast mixture and knead to form a soft dough. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat, cover, and allow to rise until doubled; about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Punch down; form in a greased loaf pan, and allow to rise again; about 1 hour.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is browned.

Makes 1 loaf.