Ingredients

10 g dried yeast, I use Lowans and store the container in the freezer.
250 g wholemeal flour, I use ATTA wholemeal flour
250 g bakers flour
1 tsp pink salt, You can use regular Sea Salt
20 g Maple Syrup., Organic Pure
30 g olive oil, Top Quality one
300 g warm water
2 tbsp chia seeds
6-8 tbsp warm water, To soak Chia Seeds in
2 tsp Cinammon, Can use between 2-3 tsps
1 tsp all spice
1 tsp mixed spice
50 g sultanas
30 g Cranberries
20 g dried cherries, You can increase Sultanas and Cranberries if you prefer.

Method –

Mix Chia Seeds and 6-8 tablespoons of water to form a gel. Set aside
Add into Bowl in this order Warm Water (not too hot)
Yeast
Salt
Maple Syrup
Flours
Spices
Oil
Mix on 6 for 10 seconds
Add in Chia Gel
Mix on 6 for 10 seconds
Turn to Closed position and Knead for 2 minutes
Add in the fruits
Knead again for 1 minute
Empty into a lightly sprayed bowl and put glad wrap over the top

Place into a warm place until dough has risen to the top.
Empty onto a lightly floured board/mat and knock down, and shape into a loaf and place into loaf tin. I bought mine from a place in WA called All about bread. Most good kitchen places sell these good quality loaf tins. I use mine at Christmas time for Icecream pudding as well Its a very versatile pan ! I lightly spray my loaf tin with oil.
Then place into a warm place and allow to rise again, at least 3/4 of the way but preferably to the top
The double rising is one of the ways of ensuring a good loaf

The following steps (in Brackets)  I did not do with this loaf but it is what I usually do with my other loaves.
So you can take these steps or not
(Brush top of loaf with water lightly Place a container of water in the bottom of the oven. This gives a nice crispy crust )
Bake in a preheated oven of 180-190 degrees depending on the temperament of your oven ! allow around 30 minutes. Check after 20mins
At around 30 mins take the loaf out and give it a tap on the bottom and it should sound hollow.
To get a crispier crust all on sides and bottom take out of the tin and give 5 mins or so in the oven on its own
Allow to cool on a rack and then slice – if using straight away don’t slice all of the bread but as you go then it keeps fresher longer. If you want it to last then slice and bag and place in the freezer

 

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