Honey and Sunflower Bread

SnackServes 8

With baking enjoying something of a renaissance over the last few weeks, why not try your hand at this delicious Honey and Sunflower Bread from the team at East Yorkshire based Side Oven Bakery. The family run team based at Foston on the Woldsare famous for their bread making and this simple loaf with a hint of sweetness is ideal for your weekend breakfast table. For more information and recipe inspiration visit their website www.sideoven.com


300g White Flour

200g Wholemeal

50g Sunflower Seeds + small amount for moulding

15g Honey

5g Salt

15g Fresh Yeast

300ml Tepid Water


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the water and add to all the ingredients – adjusting the water if necessary, to get a soft manageable dough.
  2. Mix and knead until soft and pliable – about 8 minutes depending on how energetic you are or use a mixer with a dough hook for about 6 minutes.
  3. Cover with a plastic bag and rest in a warm place.  Once doubled in size knock out the air, knead briefly and mould. Roll the loaf in sunflower seeds before placing in an oiled tin.
  4. Cover with a plastic bag.  The dough will rise and is ready for the oven when springy to touch. The honey in this recipe does speed up proving compared to a standard loaf.
  5. Bake in hot oven 220 C / 420 F for approx 30 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!