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Bloomer Recipe

Bloomer is a popular American Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
American Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 675 g - unbleached white bread flour
  • 2 tsp - salt
  • 15 g - fresh Yeast
  • 430 ml - lukewarm water
  • For the topping:
  • 30 ml - water
  • 1/2 tsp - Salt
  • For sprinkling - Poppy Seeds
  • How to Make Bloomer:

    1. Combine flour, salt, yeast and water together, to make a smooth dough.
    2. Transfer the dough to a work surface, sprinkle with flour and knead the dough, smooth and elastic, for at least 10 minutes.
    3. Place the dough in a bowl, covered with oiled cling film and leave it in room temperature to rise, for about 5 to 6 hours or until doubled in bulk.
    4. Knock the dough back, knead it again for 5 minutes, cover the dough and leave it in room temperature for 2 hours or more.
    5. Take the dough, knock the air back, roll it into a rectangle and shape it into a log shape.
    6. Place it on a lightly floured baking sheet, cover and leave it to rest for 15 minutes.
    7. Turn the loaf over and place on a greased baking sheet.
    8. Make 6 to 7 diagonal slashes on top using a sharp knife, cover and leave it to rise in a warm place, for 15 minutes.
    9. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 230 degree Celsius.
    10. Mix the salt and water together and brush it on top of the loaf.
    11. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
    12. Spray the oven with water and bake the bread immediately for 20 minutes.
    13. Then reduce the oven temperature to 200 degree Celsius and bake for 25 minutes or until golden on top.
    14. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
    15. Recipe courtesy: Taste of Pearl City


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