Shhhhhhhhhh! don’t say it! You know, the Y-word. You know the one I mean, like a foreign language, impossible to master, destining you to failure – run as fast as you can when you hear that word, as if it’s the plague!
If you’re one of those with YIP (Yeast Intimidation Phobia), you know exactly what I’m talking about! But guess what? I’ve got wonderful news for you! Five minute artisan breads like this delicious Sunflower Seed & Rosemary Bread seriously break all yeast rules! What am I talking about?
I’m talking about literally throwing together warm water (no measuring the temperature), yeast, salt, sugar, olive oil and flour in a big tub, stirring it up with a wooden spoon till it’s mixed (no kneading!) – in five minutes or less! Cover the mess dough, let it sit and ………….. MAGIC happens!…………… In an hour or so you’ll come back and your little mass of dough will be beautifully risen and fragrant, anxiously waiting to be either formed into beautiful loaves of delicious bread or refrigerated for use a day or two (or three or four!) down the road.
This is the third five-minute bread recipe I’ve posted and, if you haven’t tried any of them yet, this is your time to shine (or should I say rise?). This bread is fantastic for dipping in yummy olive oil, perfect for the bread basket and makes incredible sandwiches with layers of deli meats, cheese, veggies, hummus, spreads ……….. whatever you love on your sandwiches! Oh, and your family/friends will be begging you for more. Watch out though – once you spoil them with these simple but sumptuous breads, there’s no more loafing around! (at least when it comes to baking bread!) 🙂
Sunflower Seed & Rosemary Five Minute Artisan Bread
2-¾ cups hot water, I use the hottest water from my tap – by the time it hits the bowl and I add the other ingredients it cools off a bit and is the perfect temperature
1-½ tablespoon granulated yeast, I like to buy mine in bulk at the big box stores like Sam’s or Costco, it can also be purchased here
1 ¼ tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds
6-½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
egg white wash – 1 large egg white, beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water
toasted sesame seeds or flax seeds