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Sunflower Bread

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  Dry yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)
  Hot water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (At 105 To 110 F)
  Sunflower seeds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Untoasted)
  All-purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Prune syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  White grape syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sunflower sprouts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vegetable cooking spray 1

Add the yeast to the hot water, stir gently until the yeast dissolves and set aside.
Place a 10-inch skillet, preferably nonstick, over high heat and add the sunflower seeds.
Heat, shaking occasionally, until the seeds start to turn brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove from the heat and set aside.
Place 2 1/2 cups of the flour and the salt in the bowl of an electric food mixer equipped with a dough hook, and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.
Add the fruit syrups, and mix at low speed until the ingredients are well blended.
Add the yeast/water mixture and mix about 1 minute.
Turn the control to high and mix for 5 minutes, add the remaining 1/2 cup flour, and continue mixing at high speed 10 minutes more.
Add the seeds, sprouts, and currants, and process just until evenly distributed.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and separate it into 4 pieces.
Knead each piece 6 to 8 times.
Spray 4 loaf pans (5 3/4 X 3 X 2 1/4 inches) with vegetable-oil spray.
Roll each piece of dough into a cylinder, stretch each cylinder to the size of a pan, place them in the pans and lightly spray the tops.
Let rise in a warm, draft-free place (approximately 80°) about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
Preheat the oven to 300°.
Bake until done, about 30 minutes, and remove from the pans to cool, preferably on a wire rack, before slicing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Sunflower Seed
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1977 Calories from Fat 278

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50.9%

Saturated Fat 3.2 g16.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1516.5 mg63.2%

Total Carbohydrates 365 g121.7%

Dietary Fiber 22.1 g88.2%

Sugars 45.3 g

Protein 57 g114.3%

Vitamin A 25.8% Vitamin C 44%

Calcium 15.4% Iron 137.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sunflower Bread Recipe