March 29th, 2013


MehrkornstangeIn Germany it is a tradition to bring salt and bread as a present when friends or family moved into a new home. The present symbols wealth and luck for the new home.

When Zorra moved her Blog to a new address, my first thought was, that I should bring Bread for her, at least virtually. And then Zorra asked for Bread for a Blogwarming Party at the Bread baking Day. But no salt is needed, because she has  still a big stock!

It is always harder for me to decide what kind of bread I should bake when there is a theme with nearly no restrictions. So many breads are possible :-). At the End I decided to go for multigrain batards, which are covered with seeds. A great Bread for any party, delicious on its own, but although great with some butter and fleur de Sel!

Multigrain Batards

yields 4 Batards


  • 100g flour Type 550
  • 100g Water
  • 10g Sourdough


  • 25g Flax seeds
  • 50g Amerant
  • 25g rolled oats
  • 25g sunflower seeds
  • 25g Sesame
  • 25g poppy seeds
  • 150g boiling Water


  • Sourdough
  • 200g flour Type 550
  • 200g spelt, freshly milled
  • 25g Butter
  • 5g fresh yeast
  • 200g Water
  • 10g Malt,  inactive
  • 10g Salt
  • Soaker

For Sprinkling

  • 15g Sesame
  • 15g Flaxseeds
  • 15g Poppy seeds
  • 15g Sunflower seeds

Mix water, flour and starter for the sourdough and ferment it overnight (12 to 16 hours).

The next morning: Roast the seeds for the soaker until golden. Mix with amerant and add the boiling water. Let cool to room temperature (one hour)

Mix all ingredients except the soaker for the dough and let the mixture rest for 20 min (Autolysis) then knead for about 5 min at low speed, then 8 min on high speed until medium gluten development. Turn back to low speed and knead the soaker into the dough.

Ferment for 1.5 hours.

Divide into pieces of 280g and preshape into squares. Rest for 20 min.

Then roll into baguettes of 30 cm, turn them in the seed mixture for sprinkling and proof on a couch for 60 min.

In the meantime heat baking stone in the oven to 250°C

Slash three times and bake the loaves on the hot stone for 25 – 30 min with steam, until the crust is golden brown.

I sent this entry to Yeastspotting, Susans weekly showcase of yeast baked good.

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5 thoughts on Mehrkorn-Stangen

  1. Helena March 29th, 2013

    Das klingt nach Stangen für meine Lieben. Die muss ich nächste Woche unbedingt ausprobieren. Alle haben Ferien, da lohnt sich das Brötchenbacken :-)

    Liebe Grüße Helena

  2. zorra April 4th, 2013

    Eine gute Wahl, ich werde für Butter und Salz sorgen. Wir sehen uns morgen. 😉

    PS: Es sind bereits über 8 Jahre. 😉

  3. ulli July 24th, 2015


    wann gibst du eigentlich das brühstück dazu?

    danke für die info,



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