January is National Baking Month, so even though I bake year-round (including microwave English Muffin…
Is there a trick to sticking those seeds? Indeed there is, and it’s as simple as rocking a baby! Just wrap and rock. The real trick is a damp towel. I learned this technique from a post on Food 52 and it works every time. For rolls or a whole loaf, just generously coat a dampened towel with your choice of seeds, wrap the rolls or loaf and gently rock back and forth. The slight pressure and dampness adhere the seeds.
Use any bread dough you choose — yeast dough, sourdough, and of course I recommend my yeast water doughs and Easiest No Knead Artisan Bread. It just needs to be a dough that holds shape when formed; then you can ‘stick’ the seeds after the final proof just before baking.
Now breeze through the quicky demo or the photos below. You’ve got this!