It's a close run contest between this machine loaf and a malted brown one as to which is my personal favourite. The malted brown one is a bought bread mix, so the malt one should win, if for no other reason than, that there is no measuring etc., but I enjoy them both.
Sunflower seed loaf
1/2 pint/300ml water 2 Ts sunflower oil 8 oz/225g strong plain white flour 8 oz/225g strong granary flour 1 Tbsp skimmed milk powder 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp granulated sugar 1 tsp fast-action dried yeast 5 Tbs sunflower seeds - add at the machine's signal, or 5 minutes into the kneading
Bread machines vary, so add the ingredients to the bread pan re your instruction booklet. When adding the salt and sugar, place them in separate corners of the bread pan. Make a small indent in the centre of the flour and add the yeast. Close the lid, set the machine to Basic White/Normal setting with raisin setting or similar. select medium size, medium crust, press start. Add sunflower seeds at signal.
Once the baking cycle has finished, remove the bread pan and turn the bread out on to a wire rack* to cool.
*At this point, I brush the loaf with either melted butter or slightly salted water when it comes out of the bread pan, whilst still piping hot, but this is optional. If you use the melted butter method, you can sprinkle some extra sunflower seeds over the top of your loaf.