How to make seeds stick to bread without an egg?

 

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “How to make seeds stick to bread without an egg?” and provide information on the toppings that can be used on bread and tips as well as methods to make the seeds stick to the bread.

How to make seeds stick to bread without an egg?

To make the seeds stick to the bread, a damp towel has to be used on which the seeds can be sprinkled and the bread can be rolled onto the damp towel after brushing the top of the bread with water.

Remember to keep the wet side of the bread facing the damp towel. Gradually, lift the sides of the damp towel and gently shake them. This makes the seeds fall towards the bread. 

This bread can then be placed in the oven. The seed side of the bread should be placed up to prevent the seeds from burning in the oven. 

If you love to consume crunchier seeds, you can opt to bake them by placing the seed side of the bread facing down in the oven.

What seeds or grains can you use for topping the bread?

For topping the bread, you can use black sesame seeds. It has a yummy nutty flavor and also would look great on your bread dough.

Rolled toasted oats can also be added to the bread. When the rolled oats are toasted it gives a crunchiness to your bread and is healthy to consume too.

You can also choose white flaxseeds to top your bread. Flaxseeds have a strong flavor that is not liked by many but it is a nutritional powerhouse. It is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids.

You can use raw wheat bran to coat the external area of the bread. It is crunchy, high in fiber, and would also look pretty on the dough.

Other toppings that can be used include pumpkin seeds, amaranth, millet, poppy seeds, hemp seeds, or sunflower seeds.

What are some other methods to make the seeds stick to bread?

The wide basket method

  • Fill a wide bowl or basket with seeds or toppings. You can use an 8 to 10-inch basket or bowl for this purpose.
  • Shape your dough and place it into the basket containing the grains or seeds. 

This method would help you mix different toppings and then place them in the container. You do not need to moisten the dough in this method. Also unlike the towel method, there is less messiness here and your kitchen would not need to cleaned every now and then.

Sandwich loaf method

Let us look at another method of adding the toppings:

  • In a dry towel, add the seeds and grains.
  • Place the dough into the dry towel.
  • Using a rolling pin, press the dough back and forth to make the seeds stick to the dough.

Pan method

  • Top the dough with seeds and grains using any of the above methods.
  • Place the dough in a dry towel and shake the towel a little. This would make a few seeds and grains fall off.
  • Transfer the dough onto the pan and sprinkle the leftover seeds on the pan. 

What needs to be kept in mind while sticking the seeds?

There are certain points to be kept in mind while sticking the bread to the seeds which are as follows:

  • If you spread your seeds on the wet cloth, make sure to press the smoother and better-looking side of the dough onto the seeds.
  • If you do not have a brush to spread water over the dough, you can use a water sprayer to spray the smoother part of the dough.
  • If the seeds are sticking to the damp towel instead of the dough, then you can wet the damp towel and keep it aside and put the seeds onto another dry towel. 

Place the smoother part of the dough first onto the damp towel and then place the wet part of the dough in the dry towel containing the seeds.

  • You can also use your hands to add the seeds to the dough if you find a little bit of them falling off.

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Conclusion

In this brief article, we have answered the question, “How to make seeds stick to bread without an egg?” and provided information on the toppings that can be used on bread and tips as well as methods to make the seeds stick to the bread.

References

https://food52.com/blog/20791-how-to-get-seeds-to-stick-to-bread
https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2018/07/17/topping-bread-dough

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.