Hemp Bread

Hemp Bread

This is not a gluten-free bread, but is still solid and satisfying, with added protein, never-the-less.
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Keywordhemp, hemp flour, hemp seed oil, sweet potato


  • 300 g Orange Sweet Potato 1 Medium Sized
  • 1 Tablespoon Active Dried Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Cup Lukewarm Water
  • 1 Cup High-Grade Flour plus extra for kneading
  • 1 1/2 Cups Wholemeal Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Hemp Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Hemp Seed Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil


  • Peel and cut the sweet potato into small even-sized pieces. Cover with water in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil on the stove. Reduce to a medium heat and cook until soft, around 10-15 minutes. Drain well and mash. Set aside.
  • Combine the yeast, sugar and warm water in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Leave somewhere warm for about 10 minutes until frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flours, salt and rosemary.
  • Add oil and mashed sweet potato to the yeast mixture.
  • Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well to form a dough.
  • More flour may be needed if the mixture is too wet.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface for 10 minutes, adding extra flour when needed. The dough should become soft and elastic.
  • Place kneaded dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. It needs to double in size.
  • Line a baking tray with oiled, waxed baking paper.
  • Cut the dough in half and shape into 2 loaves.
  • Place these on the lined baking tray and cut a few 1cm-thick slashes on top of the loaves with a knife. Leave to rise for another 20 minutes or so – until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Bake the loaves for about 25-30 minutes or until a crust has formed and the base is firm and sounds hollowed when tapped with the back of a knife.
  • Remove from the oven and cool before slicing.
  • Serve with your favourite soup.


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