Stone Age Bread

This Danish Stone Age bread recipe was passed onto me during my travels to Denmark and Sweden this summer by lovely Danish drum-maker, dancer and teacher Susanne Humaidan. It is not only wheat and yeast free but also easy to make, packed full of protein and absolutely delicious. An amazing breakfast (or other) treat on its own or with organic dairy or nut butters, compote, low-sugar jam, or cheese.

 

YOU NEED:

  • 100 g raw pumpkin seeds
  • 100 g raw sunflower seeds
  • 100 g raw sesame seeds
  • 100 g raw hazelnuts or walnuts, roughly chopped and keeping some large pieces
  • 100 g raw almonds, roughly chopped
  • 100 g flax seeds or 50 g flax and 50 g chia seeds, soaked for at least 30 minutes in a cup of water and drained of any excess water (they will soak up the water and produce a gel-like consistency around the seed)
  • 1/3cup olive or coconut oil (melt coconut oil before measuring)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon natural sea or Himalayan salt

TO MAKE ONE LOAF:

Preheat your oven to 160° C.

Lightly beat the eggs, oil and salt in a big bowl. Mix the dry ingredients together in another bowl then incorporate to the first ingredients, stir well until everything is homogeneous. Press the batter into an oiled or parchment paper lined loaf pan. Bake in the middle of your oven for 1 hour or until it is firm and sounds hollow when thumped on the bottom. Wait until the bread is completely cool to slice.

INDIVIDUALISE IT WITH:

  • 50-100 g dried figs, cut into pieces
  • 25-50 g dried currants, blueberries, sour cherries or raisins
  • A pinch of cardamom, cinnamon, dried ginger powder or other spices
  • Some grated orange or lemon zest

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