Is there anything better than fresh bread right out of the oven? This recipe is so simple and easy that anyone can do it without previous baking experience plus it can be fitted into a busy schedule. With a one-year old and four year-old around me all day recipes need to be pretty simple these days… You just mix it all together before you go to bed, leave it in the fridge overnight and voila next morning you bake them and half an hour later you can enjoy warm freshly baked buns!
3 1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, or walnuts or craisins
1/8 cup flax seeds
2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, rye flour, buck wheat flour or spelt
3 cups all-purpose flour
Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, oats for sprinkling
This is how you do it:
Proof the yeast in 1/2 cup of the warm water with 1/2 a teaspoon sugar
When the yeast starts to rise and bubble after 5 minutes pour it into a mixing bowl and blend it with the remaining 3 cups water, salt and honey
Mix in oats and flax seeds
Then blend in the whole wheat flour
Stir in the all-purpose flour. Stir with the mixer on for some minutes.
The consistency should be just sticky and liquid enough so that you can still stir in it with a spoon – but without it being too liquid. If you can’t stir in it, add 1/4 cup more water. The dough is supposed to be stirred, not kneaded.
Leave the dough in the bowl, covered with saran wrap, in the fridge overnight.
Next morning you use two tablespoons to put the buns on a baking sheet with parchment paper. It will be sticky and the shape won’t be perfect at all!
Then you coat the buns with water and sprinkle them with oats, poppy seeds and sesame seeds.
Bake in the oven on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.