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Basic One Rise Linseed Bread

  • 1½ hours
  • 30-35 minutes
  • Makes 1 loaf
Basic One Rise Linseed Bread

This one-rise bread recipe has a lovely soft texture and malty taste from the treacle. Linseeds add a delicious nutty texture not to mention a healthy touch though if they are not your favourite (they are mine in bread) use sunflower or pumpkin seeds.


  • 1¼ tsp dried yeast or 4 tsp Surebake yeast
  • 1 cup warm water or milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1½ cups high grade flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50 grams butter
  • ¼-½ cup linseeds (or use sunflower or pumpkin)
  • 2 tblsp treacle or golden syrup
  • Topping ideas
  • ¼ cup linseeds, oat flakes, oat bran, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or a mixture of these.


  1. Stir the yeast into the warm water and sugar and set aside for 15 minutes until frothy.
  2. Put the flour, wholemeal flour and salt into a food processor and pulse to sift. Add the butter and process until rubbed in.
  3. Add the treacle to the frothy yeast mixture and with the motor running, pour the liquid down the feed tube as fast as the flour can absorb it and process to a very soft dough. Add any extra water if required. The mixture should be moist. Quickly pulse in the linseeds.
  4. Transfer the dough into a well-greased 20cm loaf tin. Sprinkle over one of the suggested topping ingredients. Cover with greased plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour in a warm place until the dough doubles in bulk. As a guide it should rise to be the same level as the top of the tin.
  5. Preheat oven to 200ºC.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Remove from the oven and turn out immediately onto a cake rack to cool.

To Make By Hand

  1. To Make By Hand Sponge the yeast as described in point 1. Add the treacle. Sift the flours and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter and stir through the linseeds. Make a well in the centre and gradually pour in the frothy yeast mixture. Once most of the flour has been absorbed turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead well for 10 minutes until the dough is smooth. Continue from point 4.

Cooks Tips

Add milk powder to help enrich the flavour of the dough. If you do not have it, feel free to omit it.

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