There is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread at home, it takes me back to my childhood where we had this huge bread making machine that would fill the house with this gorgeous smell. Rather embarrassingly up until a few years ago I was so used to using a machine that I didn’t think there was any other way to bake bread. Of course, since i’ve been making my own bread, I realise that sounds incredibly silly! I now can’t think of anything better than kneading my own dough and creating a delicious and warm loaf of goodness.
I started with the pumpkin seed because I was making lentil soup and wanted some simple warm bread to go with it – plain is just a little boring and the pumpkin seeds add that certain je ne sais quoi without being overbearing on taste, so it worked perfectly. Plus let’s be honest, a slice of any kind of warm bread with marmite or home-made jam is just heavenly so it was the perfect excuse to whip up a loaf. And yes, I am indeed a marmite lover, all the way through.
Apart from the obvious benefits of taste, Pumpkin seeds also rate highly on the healthy scale. Just one quarter-cup gives nearly half the recommended daily amount of Magnesium which is essential for enzyme function, improving sleep, bone strength and more. They also contain high amounts of Zinc as well as the Omega-3 oils. It’s a sublime match for this freshly baked bread. Mmm.
It’s delicious dipped in a lovely warming soup.
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!