Cape Seed Loaf

FullSizeRenderThis recipe is very close to the famous Cape Seed Loaf.  Would love to hear from anyone who has a recipe that is closer to the original.


500 g whole wheat flour
85 g sunflower seeds
50 g pumpkin seeds
25 g poppy seeds
1 tsp (5 ml) salt
1 tsp (5 ml) dry yeast
1 tbsp(15 ml)sugar
2 tbsps (30 ml) sunflower oil
350 ml lukewarm water
1 egg beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C)
  2. Mix flour, salt, seeds, yeast, sugar in a bowl.
  3. Pour water and oil in and mix, knead for about a minute.
  4. Place dough in a greased loaf pan (8 x 4 inch)
  5. Brush with egg and decorate with alternate lines of sesame and poppy seeds
  6. Cover dough with a tea towel in a warm spot and let it rise for 30 = 60 minutes.
  7. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.
  8. Cool on rack.
  9. Try a slice with honey and goats’ cheese or partridgeberry jam and cheddar cheese!


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2 responses to “Cape Seed Loaf

  1. Twillingart

    Looks tasy!

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