|Preparation||Resting||Cooking||Start to finish|
|43 min.||3 hours||40 min.||4 hours 23 min.|
|1||Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).
Lay a sheet of cooking parchment on a baking sheet and spread 100 g sesame seeds out on this.
Toast in the oven for 15 minutes.
|2||Take the sesame seeds out of the oven and tip them into 100 g water.
Mix quickly and leave to cool.
|3||Put into a mixer bowl in the following order: 100 g leaven, 320 g water, 30 g sesame oil, 40 g tahini (sesame paste), 500 g plain white flour (French Type 65), 5 g yeast and 9 g salt.||5 min.|
|4||Knead on slow spead for 15 mintes.
Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home..
|5||2 minutes before the end of the kneading time, add the sesame seeds with their soaking water.||2 min.|
|6||Gather the dough into a rough ball and transfer to a large clean bowl, then cover with a plastic sheet.
Leave to rest for 1 hour.
|7||After resting, knock back and work the dough: stretch it up with a dough-cutter as far as possible...||2 min.|
|8||...and fold it over.
Do this once or twice, then cover again with the plastic and leave to rest for another hour.
|9||After resting, weigh out the dough into lumps of about 350 g and shape these into oval balls.
Cover with the plastic sheet and leave to rest for 20 minutes.
|10||After this, fold each ball lengthways in 3 to form a long roll.||8 min.|
|11||Lay the loaves in a baguette tin or mould or, if you don't have one, on a baking sheet.||2 min.|
|12||Brush the tops of the loaves with a little water or oil and scatter some raw sesame seeds over them. Press these in slightly to help them stick.||1 hour|
|13||Preheat the oven to 460°F (240°C ) and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
Note: As when baking any bread, you should ensure that the oven is filled with steam for the first 15 minutes of baking. This page shows you how; it really is the secret of golden-brown, crusty loaves..
For 4 loaves : 2.64 €
Per loave : 0.66 €
|Plain white flour (French Type 65): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mustard baps, Loaf for "les filles'", Jura bread, Olive and pesto bread, Benoîton, ... [All]|
|Sesame seeds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fish in a sesame crust, Chocolate cereal bars, Seeded loaf, Foie gras fingers, Crispy rolls with chicken and leek, ... [All]|
|Water: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée), How to rehydrate dried mushrooms, Taos hotpot, Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup, Natural leaven, ... [All]|
|Leaven: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Benoîton, Pogne de Romans, Jura bread, Franche-Comté sticks, Panettone, ... [All]|
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