Sage and green onion loaf

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Serves: 4



  • 50ml olive oil

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 250ml warm water

  • 150g wholemeal flour

  • 20g sage leaves shredded

  • 75g strong white flour plus more for shaping

  • 1 tsp fast-action yeast

  • 2 tsp fine salt

  • 6 medium green spring onions finely chopped

  • 1 medium eggs

  • 1 sea salt flakes and olive oil (to finish)


  1. Put the flours, yeast, salt and sugar into a large bowl and toss with your fingers.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the oil, egg and water until smooth, stir in the onions and sage, then add to the flour bowl and mix to a smooth, soft dough.
  3. Leave for 10 minutes. On a well-oiled patch of worktop, lightly knead for about 10 seconds, then return the dough to the bowl.
  4. Leave for 10 minutes, then repeat the light kneading twice more at 10-minute intervals before leaving it at room temperature for 90 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into three, shape each into a ball with flour, then sit them touching like a clover on a baking tray covered with nonstick paper.
  6. Cover, leave to rise for about an hour, then brush with oil, sprinkle with salt flakes and bake at 240C/220C fan/Gas Mark 9 for about 30 minutes.

Additional Information

  • Vegetarian

  • Side

  • Basics

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • bread

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  • 10/03/11 22:12

    This is the BEST bread I have ever eaten. Great with soup, or also makes delicious sandwiches, esp for cold roast meat leftovers.