- 250 g strong white bread flour
- 75 g strong brown bread flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 sachet easy blend dried yeast (or 7 g)
- 200 ml tepid water
- 3 tbsp sunflower oil or butter if you prefer
- 3 tbsp honey
- 75 g dates, chopped
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- Grease a 900 g/2 ld loaf tin. Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl, stir in the salt.
- Mix the tepid water with honey and add the yeast and let yest working for 5 minutes
- Pour the mixture, oil into the flour and mix everything together to form a dought.
- Place the dought on a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes intil smooth.
- Place the dought in a greased bowl, cover and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- Knead the dates and sesame seeds. Shape the dought and place in the loaf tin
- Cover and leave in a warm place for a further 30 minutes or until springy to the touch.
- Bake in a preheated over, 220 degreeC for 30 minutes or until a hollow sound is heard when the base of the loaf trapped.
- Transfer the loaf to wire rack and leave to cool. Serve cut into thick slices.
Replace the sesame seeda with sunflower seeds for a slightly different texture, if you prefer.