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Effect of Adding Seeds

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Effect of Adding Seeds

We make a very good bread with 4 cups of white whole wheat flour and 31/2 cups of bread flour.  We would like to add 1/2 cup or so of raw seeds obtained from the KA catalog.  Should any ingredients be changed to accomodate this addition?  Should the seeds be soaked first?

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LindyD

Some seeds need soaking, others should be toasted.  Let us know the nature of the seeds.

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Random 83

Thanks for responding.  We have a KA 10-grain blend of wheat flakes, cracked wheat, white wheat bran, wheat germ, rye, barley and oat flakes, quinoa, yellow corn meal, soy flower, brown rice, millet, and flax.


 

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LindyD

Since it's a mix of blended grains, am guessing some instructions are on the side of the package advising to just add an amount to the dough.  You don't need a soaker.