Carrot-sesame seed bread
1.5 cups shredded carrots, about 3 whole carrots
8 tbsp orange juice
10 tbsp warm water
1 packet active dry yeast, 7 gm
1.5 tbsp olive oil
2.5 cups all purpose flour
1 cup spelt or whole wheat flour ( I used spelt flour)
1/3 cup sesame seeds plus more for garnishing
1.5 tsp salt
In a bowl, add carrots, orange juice, warm water and yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes. To it add olive oil, both flours and salt. Knead it into a tight dough. Cover and let it sit for 10 mins.
Put oil on the working surface and knead dough lightly for about 10 secs. Let it sit covered for an hour. Clean oil from working surface and sprinkle some flour. Knead the dough for few seconds. Roll it tightly and tuck both the ends at the bottom and lay it in a parchment paper lined loaf pan with sides tucked on the bottom.Cover and let it sit for another hour.
Preheat oven to 400F. Bake uncovered for 50 mins.
Take it out of the pan once cooled and let it cool further. Store covered for upto 3-4 days.