Sunday, January 24, 2021

RECIPES: 5-Seed Honey Bread from Shannon Princess

5-Seed Honey Bread Recipe from
Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess
Olivia Gibbons, co-owner and chef of the popular Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess, shares one of her recipe for 5-Seed Honey Bread. This would pair wonderfully with her Homemade Butter Recipe that you can find HERE
  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 7g sachet easy-bake dried yeast (or 2 tsp Quick dried yeast)
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp each of sesame,flax ,pumpkin and poppy seeds, plus extra for sprinkling
  1. Mix the honey and yeast with the warm water. Let it rest for a couple of minutes to bubble
  2. Mix the flour, butter, seeds and salt in a large bowl. Add the warm yeast mixture and mix until it comes together as a soft, not too sticky, dough. Gather it into a ball with your hands.
  3. Put the dough onto a very lightly floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes until it feels smooth and slightly springy to touch. Pop into an oiled bowl and cover with cling film. Leave for approximately 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  4. Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 3-4 times.
  5. Shape into individual loaf. Place on a prepared oven tray, dust with flour or just egg. Wash and sprinkle some seeds.
  6. Cover and leave for 40-45 mins, or until about doubled in size.
  7. Bake at 220C/200C fan/gas 7 for 30-35 mins or until golden. Remove and cool on a wire rack. If you tap the underneath of the loaf if should be firm and sound hollow.

About The Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess

Shannon Princess Barging Cruises In Ireland

Shannon Princess

The Shannon Princess has been thoughtfully designed throughout. The barge's inviting interior makes a charming floating living space – a perfect "Home away from home" for guests to enjoy. The welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by Ruairi and Olivia’s love of antiquities, crafts, pottery and art with many works by established and local Irish artists.  Onboard the barge a friendly & relaxed mood has been created by carefully mixing casual informality with quality service.

The Shannon Princess provides accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 cabins which can be configured as double or twins, each with ensuite facilities. This barge is owner-operated with a total of five professional crew in attendance.You will be charmed with excellent but friendly service, gorgeous food & wines, and share in a slice of local life and knowledge.

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