Sunshine, summer, sunflowers...
#59 Sunflower Seed Bread
This bread was pretty easy to make. Whole-wheat flour, white bread flour, yeast, salt, water and sunflower seeds.
I did add a little bit too much water to the dough so I had to add a little flour during kneading. The bread rose ridiculously high and it was a little easier to mix in the seeds.
Alice: So what are you going to do for your fortieth birthday?
Ben Donovan: Pretty exciting little plan actually. I'm ordering in some Chinese food and watching Bridge Over The River Kwai. Kwai? Because it is a 3 hour epic adventure.
Alice: That's kind of depressing.
Ben Donovan: Along the way maybe. But ultimately it's a story about the triumph of the human spirit.
Alice: I'm talking about your birthday plan.
Ben Donovan: So am I.
Before I put the bread in the oven, it kind of looked like a sunshine (weirdly enough). After, it didn't. It was kind of...well you decide:
This bread was waaaay better than I thought it would be. Partially because I've never eaten sunflower seeds before and partially because...ok...I pretty much judged how I might feel completely on my non-history with sunflower seeds. I tried it with honey and it was even better.
Vivien: Hey, Ben, I just wanted to let you know that if I were a zombie, you could shoot me in the head.
Ben Donovan: Oh, ok. And if you weren't a zombie?
Vivien: Then please don't.
P.S. I love Allison Janney and James Taylor. And, of course, Matthew Perry.
All quotes are from "Mr. Sunshine".