Multigrain Bread Ring with Fennel Seeds | © 2011 | | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

This multigrain seed bread ring is made with rye, oats, millet, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and fennel seeds. It’s delicious, crispy, hearty, nutritious and easily adjustable to what you have on hand. If nutrition, to you, is not the top priority, then wholegrain rye and spelt flours can be replaced with wheat flour.

Multigrain Bread Ring with Fennel Seeds

adapted from daheim und unterwegs
Grains and Seeds MixtureBread PasteDough
  • 100 g Rye groats
  • 50 g Oats
  • 50 g Millet
  • 50 g Sunflower seeds
  • 50 g Sesame seeds, roasted
  • 300 ml Hot water
  • 100 g Stale rye bread pieces, roasted
  • 100 ml Hot water
  • 250 ml Water, lukewarm
  • 20 g Fresh yeast
  • 100 g Ripe sourdough starter
  • 250 g Wholegrain rye flour
  • 300 g Spelt bread flour
  • 20 g Salt
  • 50 g Malt extract
  • 30 g Fennel seeds
  • A mix of seeds for the topping, optional
  1. Place rye groats, oats, millet, sunflower seeds, and roasted sesame seeds in a mixing bowl. Pour in 300 ml of hot water. Mix well and leave it aside for 3 hours.
  2. In another bowl, stir roasted rye bread pieces and 100 ml of hot water together. Leave it aside for 3 hours.
  3. In the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, add in water, yeast, grain and seed mixture, bread paste, sourdough starter, wholegrain rye flour, spelt flour, salt, malt extract and fennel seeds. Stir all the ingredients on the low speed for 2 minutes. Increase the speed, and mix for 5 more minutes.
  4. Place the dough on a floured work surface, cover with a towel, and let rest 20 minutes. Knead briefly. Cover and let rest for a further 20 minutes. Divide the dough into 3 portions. Shape them each into a ring or a round. Brush the tops with water and sprinkle with seed topping if used. Let rise for another 40 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 230C/450F. Cut the tops of bread rings with a sharp knife, 1-cm-deep, about 2-inches apart. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Lower the temperature to 210C/410F and bake for a further 30 minutes until crisp and golden brown. | © 2011 | | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


OohLookBel 19/1/12 06:26

Your breads look very rustic and delicious. I love the ring-shaped one.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 19/1/12 07:31

Gorgeous! I especially love that sandwich. It looks perfect.



Nish 19/1/12 07:37

Oh so nice! I've never baked anything with yeast, but I wish I could make breads like these at home ... will never have to go to Subway, Which Wich, etc!

elies_lie 19/1/12 08:18

I always LOVES this kind of bread!
Tq for sharing angie, will make it as soon as possible, I even can imagine how crispy and great texture of the bread now!
healthy and yummy bread! YaY! ;)

Treat and Trick 19/1/12 08:45

Healthy combo and fantastic bread!

Priya 19/1/12 09:33

Wat a prefectly baked bread, looks absolutely stunning and incredible..

Nava.K 19/1/12 10:17

Though I use fennel seeds for my cooking, these for the bread ring is simply yummy and thats very creative one.

Sharmilee! :) 19/1/12 11:50

Nice combination of flavours..looks very tempting

[Reply] 19/1/12 11:58

Oh gorgeous, you are good at bread aren't you?

Belinda @zomppa 19/1/12 12:36

Beats any bread from the store, doesn't it? The ring shape makes it so romantic and rustic.

Vicki Bensinger 19/1/12 13:42

These look so hearty and delicious. I bet you could use those new donut molds they make for the where you bake them now. I think SurLaTable carries them. I'd love to eat a sandwich on this bread/bagel. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Joanne 19/1/12 14:18

Those fennel seeds much add such a nice hint of licorice flavor to this bread! Looks fabulous!

sally 19/1/12 15:11

I love that this bread has so many different grains and seeds. Looks delicious!

Aarthi 19/1/12 15:34

This recipe is so good...Mouthwatering Dear..


Anonymous 19/1/12 15:36

This bread sounds excellent with fennel seeds, awesome for sandwiches!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 19/1/12 16:39

I don't often write this in a comment, but I am drooling right now. This looks so hearty and wonderful! Such a beautiful creation! I could use that sandwich for lunch today - so please put me in for one or two!

Ann@Anncoo Journal 19/1/12 16:42

I love this type of sandwich and you always made the most yummy salad and healthy food.
Happy Chinese New Year, Angie :)

PolaM 19/1/12 17:06

That bread looks amazing! And the process is so interesting. I have to experiment with it!

Happy Cook / Finla 19/1/12 17:12

Beautiful bread and i wish i had that sanwich right now.

Heidi @ Food Doodles 19/1/12 17:48

Yummy! I love all those seeds! The fennel sounds especially delicious, but I really love the sesame seeds :)

Claudia 19/1/12 17:56

Now this is indeed multi-grain! It's a beauty - and so satisfying. Love, LOVE the fennel seeds. Can't have too many.

Choclette 19/1/12 18:24

Oh, I like my food to be as nutritious as possible. Your loaf looks perfect - moist and delicious. It looks fun baked in a ring too.

Alida 19/1/12 19:13

Beautiful healthy bread. I like to use fresh yeast as well as it makes such a difference in taste. I should try this one out!

Elisabeth 19/1/12 19:24

Gorgeous, healthy, and oh, so delicious bread, Angie! Would love that yummy sandwich, as well:DDD

Crunchy Creamy Sweet 19/1/12 19:47

Angie, you have done it again! This bread is amazing! It screams my name - I will have to make it :) Thank you so much for sharing!

beti 19/1/12 19:52

wow multigrain bread sounds pretty delicious and that ring shape is lovely

Anonymous 19/1/12 20:11

Loving the idea of a bread ring...looks delicious. I particularly like the fact that this bread is nutritious. Don't come across that too often! That sandwich looks incredible. x

Pacheco Patty 19/1/12 20:11

Lovely bread, I wish I had sourdough starter! I have to check on my stash of flours, I do feel like making bread today but definitely not white!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 19/1/12 20:32

What a delicious looking bread! It looks like my favorite 'everything' bagel. I love all of those wonderful ingredients. I recently bought a "sprouted rye" loaf made by a local bakery that also has grouts in it and it was wonderful.

Anonymous 19/1/12 21:37

Beautiful! Do you make your own sourdough starter or is it sth that can be bought in a store? I would love to try your recipe but I don't know how to get the starter...

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 19/1/12 21:54

The bread looks fantastic, Angie. Even better, the sandwich! It looks so good!

Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan 19/1/12 22:01

Dear Angie,

Your bread looks so fresh and I would be happy to eat it with some Lescure butter let alone making that beautiful sandwich :)

At Anna's kitchen table 19/1/12 22:19

Beautiful and nutritious. What's not to like?

Rosita Vargas 19/1/12 22:39

Me encanta el pan multigrano y tu hermosa preparación,abrazos hugs,hugs.

RAKS KITCHEN 20/1/12 02:32

With fennel in it am sure it smells and sounds great!

Raina 20/1/12 02:44

What a wonderful bread! It looks so healthy and delicious.

Reeni 20/1/12 03:50

I love seedy breads Angie! I have spelt flour never used just waiting to be made into something fabulous like this!

Ah Tze 20/1/12 04:45

Angie, I love this kind of yummy and healthy bread!!
Wishing you and your family a great year of Dragon!! Gong Xi Fat Cai!!

Words Of Deliciousness 20/1/12 05:31

This looks so delicious and oh so healthy too. Love the photos.

Anonymous 20/1/12 05:47

Wow - this is absolutely stunning! I like this sort of bread, but honey bunny LOVES this sort of bread! I'm going to have to track down the ingredients and try it!

JasmyneTea 20/1/12 05:55

Your bread posts always leave me green with envy, they just always look so lovely!

noobcook 20/1/12 06:31

your bread looks super healthy and delicious. Yum!

Jeannie 20/1/12 07:04

It's nice to see some healthy bakes after the fat laden cookies overload lol! Wishing you Happy Chinese New Year Angie:)

Anne Regalado 20/1/12 09:03

The bread looks amazing ! That sandwich really looks lovely :D Btw , I would like to greet you & your family KUNG HEI FAT CHOI !!!!

Victor 20/1/12 11:08

This is my kind of bread that I would use when I want to make a good healthy sandwich for lunch.

Janine 20/1/12 11:13

angie, just wondering what I can substitute with if I don't have dried rye pieces? can i just mix flour and water? thanks!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 20/1/12 12:20

Love this - so healthy and good for you.

vianney 20/1/12 13:19

Loaded with great seeds! healhty and delicious!

My Little Space 20/1/12 13:39

What a lovely bread, Angie. The Chinese New Year is just 2 days away. Am getting really busy here. Sure you will miss your family there. Take care & hope you're going to have a great time.

Jenn 20/1/12 14:31

It looks so wonderful.. and the sandwich looks even better! I bet the bread would be wonderful toasted too.

Katerina 20/1/12 15:06

I am sure my diet consultant would highly approve these rings. They are rich in fibers and contain less calories. Plus they look very appetizing which is good for me as well!

Cathy at Wives with Knives 20/1/12 15:57

Now THAT'S a fantastic loaf of bread! Love all the textures you have combined in this recipe, perfect for sandwiches and great with a hearty bowl of soup. Delicious!

Ruth Reynoso-Sance 20/1/12 16:27

That bread looks unbelievable! I love seeds and grains of all kinds!

Tina 20/1/12 16:55

What a tasty way to get a good helping of grains into your diet. The bread does look fabulous and so versatile. Tasty toasted and used as sandwich bread as well. Well done.

Melanie @ Melanie Cooks 20/1/12 18:01

What a beautiful bread! The shape is really unique - I never seen bread shaped as a ring, only bagels and donuts :)

Eva 20/1/12 18:38

Angie, you are surely an expert bread baker, this bread looks wonderful. I can just imagine the delicious nuttiness of the whole grain bread against the great fresh taste of the filling. Another winner for sure!

Catherine 20/1/12 18:43

Dear Angie, The bread looks wonderful. I bet it was delicious warm with butter! Blessings, Catherine xo

Miriam 20/1/12 18:46

Goodness, your breads always look amazing!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Robyn 20/1/12 18:56

Gosh that bread looks yummy. I love bread with lots of healthy grains and seeds.

Holly 20/1/12 18:57

Such a gorgeous looking bread!

Angie's Recipes 20/1/12 20:14

@Janine Use wholewheat bread croutons.

Angie's Recipes 20/1/12 20:28

@AnonymousI make my own sourdough starter(100% hydration rye starter), but you can get them from the stores.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 21/1/12 00:10

Love multi grain and yours looks just terrific and perfect for an outstanding sandwich. Fennel is a great choice.

Kathy 21/1/12 01:12

Absolutely beautiful bread! Just looks so delicious...with all those grains and seeds! My kind of hearty looking!

nancy at good food matters 21/1/12 17:19

your multi-grain ring looks great--rustic, hearty, dense and chewy--full of flavor. I'd like it toasted, and served with your creamy fennel-potato soup!

Barbara 21/1/12 20:53

I can absolutely taste that, Angie! We are on the same page with multi grain breads AND fennel. Toasted, it would be perfect.

Katie@Cozydelicious 22/1/12 04:44

This bread looks awesome. I adore fennel seeds and I bet it makes for an amazing sandwich. Yum!

Mary 22/1/12 06:23

This sounds really wonderful.I love breads like this. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Mary 22/1/12 06:27

This sounds delicious and I love the use of herds and spices with whole grain breads. My family would love this. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Mary 22/1/12 06:27

This sounds delicious and I love the use of herds and spices with whole grain breads. My family would love this. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Mary 22/1/12 06:28

This sounds delicious and I love the use of herds and spices with whole grain breads. My family would love this. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Anonymous 22/1/12 08:19

My best description is that this is real bread. It has so much to give it body and taste.

Beth 22/1/12 13:08

What fantastic bread! It looks amazing and I'm sure it tastes pretty awesome too.

Karen Harris 22/1/12 14:43

What a beautiful loaf! I love the rustic nature of this bread.

Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} 22/1/12 16:59

I love the rustic look of your bread. I promised myself i'm gonna make my own started this year. Fingers crossed!

Ivy 22/1/12 18:10

I love your breads. I must make a resolution to learn to make sourdough this year and make bread more often.

Rebecca Subbiah 22/1/12 21:52

you make the best breads wow

wok with ray 22/1/12 23:52

Now, this is what I call Power Sandwich. I mean, with all the good nutrients and the veggies in the sandwich. Looks very scrumptious. Have a good week Angie! :)

Kiran @ 23/1/12 08:15

A great recipe -- it reminds me of a bagel!

lena 23/1/12 12:52

this is really beautiful, i hope one day i can start making using sourdough.

Magic of Spice 24/1/12 01:27

What a fabulous looking bread! I love seeded and whole grain breads, lovely!

Junia 25/1/12 21:13

this is my first bread i've seen made with fennel seeds. nice! i bet it adds such a delicate hint of flavor! and your bread looks bakery perfect!

Katherine Martinelli 25/1/12 21:30

Wow, this looks so delicious and so impressive! I love all the ingredients. I don't make my own bread nearly enough.

Cherine 2/2/12 20:46

Looks wonderful, love the sandwich!

Xean 7/2/12 12:53

Wow! looks so delicious! this is perfect for breakfast with the best cup of coffee, makes my day awesome! :)

Platanos, Mangoes and Me! 9/3/12 23:18

I just love fennel...this sounds so aromatic....

Gexton 8/2/13 11:09

It looks really amazing!! I have to try it!! Thanks for sharing :-) sesame seeds

Ayur Times 7/11/17 10:00

Fennel Seeds offer a rich source of fibers that help to improve the digestion of food in the intestine.


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