Packed with 3 super healthy seeds, these fun Dulse Pull Apart Rolls with Chia, Flax and Sesame Seeds will win the heart of all bread lovers, especially those with a weakness for the sea!
Summer is going by too fast! It seems like it was just #twelveloaves a week ago but here we are already with my third participation. In this group we bake a bread every month with the addition of the monthly theme flavor or ingredient. This month we were asked to add seeds.
I was not even planning on participating this month because my schedule is just that insane! But I purchased a weird food ingredient (we love those at CEE) on my trip and I could fit it in my recipe, so here we are mixing up some dulse seaweed with chia, flax and sesame seeds.
I used a quick yeast bread recipe I discovered a little while back, adapted it with the seed theme and added my newest discovery: dulse. I will tell you all about it in a moment but first I highly recommend you try this bead sans seeds and seaweed if you want a plain bread. Normally it takes 1h30 min from start to out of the oven finish! Now that is a quick bread recipe! With the presentation and concept here, inspired by Don’t Boil the Sauce, it took about 2 hour beginning to end.
Seeds are all the rage in breads. They add nutrients and good health value to your diet. This recipe usually calls for only white flour but I decided to make a mix of white and whole wheat for an extra health kick. My chosen seeds usually figure on the super seeds lists: Chia seeds are high in iron, folate, calcium, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids and they are a soluble fiber. Sesame seeds are high in antioxidants, zinc and are rich in protein. Flax seeds are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and are a soluble fiber. Just remember the body cannot digest a whole flax seed so you must grind them to reap it’s benefits.
And Dulse, part of the seaweed family, is the newer health-craze kid on the block. I had honestly never heard of it before until I went to the Maritimes this summer (check out my travel photos post). My travel companion said in Ireland they serve it like peanuts in bars. What is Dulse? I will let my friend below from the Saint-John City Market (in New Brunswick) tell you all about it…
One will find this red seaweed growing mostly in California, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Spain, Ireland, Iceland and Maine. Dulse is a good source of minerals (including iodine) and vitamins compared with other vegetables, contains all trace elements needed by humans, and has a high protein content.
The ‘red lettuce’ can be used in soups, chowders, sandwiches, and salads, or added to bread or pizza dough. Finely diced, it can be used as a flavor enhancer in meat dishes, such as chili, in place of MSG.
It is an acquired taste and it is better when washed down with beer! But when fried it is often referred to as the perfect vegan bacon substitute!
Yields 19 rolls or 2 loaves
Dusle Pull Apart Rolls with Chia, Flax and Sesame Seeds