Recipe 16: Sesame Bread

Sesame bread recipe

This sesame bread works perfectly when you want to serve a lighter meal such as a soup, or if you have a few friends invited over for a party and need a nice looking bread to accompany cheeses or some nice bread spreads.

If you’re only a few people eating I recommend making half the recipe (pour away a bit of the egg white or select a small egg) or freeze the second ring of bread immediately after cooling down. This bread is meant to be eaten fresh and only lasts a day or two in a bread box or bag before becoming stale.

In case you’re allergic to sesame seeds, I’m quite sure this bread would taste nice with some poppy, sunflower or pumpkin seeds or a small amount of course-grained salt spread out over the crust instead.

To print this recipe or save it as a PDF you can use the recipe card at the end of this post.

Sesame Bread

Baking time including preparations: ca 2 hours including time for the dough to rise.
Portions: 2 larger rings, enough to cut 6-8 pieces from each.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack (50 g) fresh yeast
  • 1/2 liter lukewarm water
  • 50 g melted butter
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 14 dl (840 g) wheat flour
  • 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp milk to brush the bread before baking
  • Sesame seeds to decorate the bread

Preparation:

Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water.

Melt the butter and let it cool down a bit before pouring it in with the water and yeast.
Adding melted butter to water and yeast - sesame bread recipe - www.hyperbrain.me
Add the egg yolk and the salt.

Pour in the flour but save around 2 dl (120 g) for kneading out the bread. The amount might need to be adjusted slightly. Work it by hand or in a machine until you have an elastic dough that doesn’t stick to the sides of the bowl.
Dough ready to rise - sesame bread recipe - www.hyperbrain.me
Allow the dough to rise under a cloth for 40 minutes.

Knead the dough and part it in half. Then part each half one more time.
Part the dough and bake out to buns  - sesame bread recipe - www.hyperbrain.me
Roll each part out to a long-shaped bun (ca 50 cm).
Twist the long buns together - sesame bread recipe - www.hyperbrain.me
Take two of these buns and twist them together, then shape them into two rings.
Pull the twists together to rings   - sesame bread recipe - www.hyperbrain.me
Allow them to rise for another 30-40 minutes on the baking sheets (butter the baking sheets or use oven paper) covered with a cloth.
Brushing the bread with egg yolk and milk - sesame bread recipe - www.hyperbrain.me
Shortly before baking, brush them with the egg yolk and milk mixed. Spread out a layer of sesame seeds on top.
Cover the top with sesame seeds  - sesame bread recipe - www.hyperbrain.me
Bake in the middle of the oven at 225°C for 20 minutes.

Serve the bread freshly baked with a nice soup, some cheese or some bread spreads.
Sesame bread and soup

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Sesame bread recipe - perfect to go with a soup or to accompany cheese or bread spreads at a party.

Here’s the original Swedish recipe:

Sesambröd recept

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Sesame Bread
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A fluffy and delicious white bread with a sesame crust - perfect to accompany a soup or for a party together with cheese and nice bread spreads.
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Prep Time
1 hr 40 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
1 hr 40 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 pack (50 g) fresh yeast
  2. 1/2 liter lukewarm water
  3. 50 g melted butter
  4. 1 egg white
  5. 2 tsp salt
  6. 14 dl (840 g) wheat flour
  7. 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp milk to brush the bread before baking
  8. Sesame seeds to decorate the bread
Instructions
  1. Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water.
  2. Melt the butter and let it cool down a bit before pouring it in with the water and yeast.
  3. Add the egg yolk and the salt.
  4. Pour in the flour but save around 2 dl (120 g) for kneading out the bread. The amount might need to be adjusted slightly. Work it by hand or in a machine until you have an elastic dough that doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl.
  5. Allow the dough to rise under a cloth for 40 minutes.
  6. Knead the dough and part it in half. Then part each half one more time.
  7. Roll each part out to a long-shaped bun (ca 50 cm).
  8. Take two of these buns and twist them together, then shape them into two rings.
  9. Allow them to rise for another 30-40 minutes on the baking sheet (butter them or use oven paper) and covered with a cloth.
  10. Shortly before baking, brush them with the egg yolk and milk mixed. Spread out a layer of sesame seeds on top.
  11. Bake in the middle of the oven at 225°C for 20 minutes.
Adapted from an old Swedish cookbook
Adapted from an old Swedish cookbook
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Veronica

Veronica is the founder of Hyperbrain.me. With one foot in the past and one in the future she takes inspiration from older aesthetics and ideas to apply them in updated form today. She is passionate about teaching timeless skills and believes that the world needs more polymaths.
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Veronica is the founder of Hyperbrain.me. With one foot in the past and one in the future she takes inspiration from older aesthetics and ideas to apply them in updated form today. She is passionate about teaching timeless skills and believes that the world needs more polymaths.

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