Sesame Flavoured Bread

Sesame Flavoured Bread

Recipe from Michel Roux Jr.

I love sesame flavoured bread, very soft and light but the best thing is that it is very easy to make when you think this recipe is from Michel Roux Jr collection. Eat the finished product with cheddar cheese and cider. Guarantee to wash away all the troubles in your life, at least while you are eating the bread.

  • 15g yeast
  • 250ml tepid water
  • 250g fine semolina (finest possible)
  • 250g white bread flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 1 free – range egg
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds


3-4 hours


25-30 minutes



  1. Dissolve the yeast in the 150ml of water
  2. Then add semolina, flour, salt and oil
  3. Mix to form a dough
  4. If using the machine the knead on high speed for 5 minutes adding the rest of the water bit a time
  5. If by hand then knead for 10 minutes adding the rest of the water
  6. Until smooth and elastic
  7. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for an hour or until doubled in size
  8. Knock the dough back, place it on a floured surface and shape it into 2 balls
  9. Using a rolling pin, roll these out into circle of about 20cm across and 3cm thick
  10. Place them on a baking sheet, cover and ,leave to double in size again
  11. Preheat the oven to 220C electric oven / 200C fan oven.
  12. Gently brush the dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds
  13. Then bake for 30 minutes.

Free Standing Mixer

Baking sheet

Rolling pin