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Protein-Rich Bread Recipe with Peasemeal

Here is a recipe for protein-rich bread, made by adding ingredients with a higher protein content than wheat flour in order to increase the protein content of the loaf. You can experiment by using other protein-rich ingredients to make your own protein-rich bread version; this is just one way of doing this to show how this could be done.
This loaf bakes beautifully and makes fantastic lunchtime slices which go very well with my hot smoked salmon and bean salad.
Author Pam



  • 30 g sourdough starter
  • 115 g wholemeal wheat flour
  • 115 g water

Main Dough

  • 325 g strong white flour
  • 90 g Kamut flour
  • 65 g peasemeal flour
  • 30 g lupin flour
  • 85 g sunflower seeds
  • 10 g salt
  • 345 g water


How to make protein-rich bread

  • Refresh the sourdough by taking 30g of sourdough from the fridge (or freshly made), and combining it with 115g of wholewheat flour and 115g water. Cover and leave to rest at room temperature for about 16 hours.
  • Toast the sunflower seeds and leave to cool.
  • in a large bowl, combine 230g of the sourdough (the rest goes back into the fridge for your next bakwith the strong white flour, Kamut flour, peasemeal flour, lupin flour, salt and water.
  • Knead for 10 minutes, then place back into the bowl, cover and leave to rest at room temperature for one hour.
  • Knock the dough back, add the sunflower seeds and shape into a loaf to fit into your pre-oiled baking tin.
  • Place the dough into the tin, cover with a polythene bag to prevent the moisture from evaporating, and leave to rest for several hours until risen.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 C.
  • Bake for 50 minutes.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack.