Seed Crusted Country Hearth Loaf
*** I don't know why the photo is upside down. I have tried this several times with several non upside down photos. Generally speaking, I know how to use a computer. I am posting this anyway because I am proud of these loaves.***
I just joined this forum, although I have been an avid amateur baker for about six years. This is a country hearth loaf, but my first attempt at coating the top with many seeds: hemp, flax, chia, sunflower, poppy, sesame and caraway. I used a simple mixture of egg white and a splash of water for adhesion - it seems that the seeds stuck on very nicely. The dough was fermented overnight in the fridge. One loaf proofed top side up on a peel, and the other proofed seam side up in a floured cloth in a bowl. I did that because I wanted to see if there would be any difference in egg wash seed adhesion on the flour dusted loaf versus the one that proofed on the peel - it seems there wasn't much difference there. I scored the loaves with an x-acto knife after the seeds went on top. Baked with steam. Brined turkey breast going on the smoker this afternoon. Planning for sandwiches tomorrow!