Big Sur Bakery Hide Bread Recipe
70 mins (prep 25, cooking 45)
25 ingredients
15 servings
I lived in Big Sur off and on for about 10 years and my heart is still there. I adapted this recipe from 101 Cookbooks. Heidi Swanson says,"The Big Sur Bakery sits back off California's famous Highway 1 a bit, nestled next to a gas station. It's owners, three of them, abandoned the Los Angeles restaurant scene years ago, determined to turn a property with a lackluster track record into something special. They set their sights on a house-turned-abandoned-restaurant, eventually wrangling it into what is now the beloved Big Sur Bakery. This is a recipe from Terry "Hide" Prince, one of the bakery's earliest friends. If you can imagine a dense, seed and grain-packed English muffin, you're in the ballpark. Rather than using salt, Terry gathers kelp from the coast and uses it to season the bread. The key to enjoying these delicious little breads (and I can't emphasize this enough), is splitting them open, toasting them until they are deeply golden, then slathering them generously with butter (or drizzling with olive oil or honey). Then sprinkle with a bit more salt. Blissful buttery crunchiness." Terry Hyde, the creator of the recipe says, "There's no need to be intimidated by making my bread. It was born out of a sea voyage, from Hawaii to New Zealand, because it was easier than yeast bread. I used my friend, Jay's, Irish soda bread recipe, only I added my own super foods. Amaranth, millet, and quinoa all have the 8 essential amino acids for building muscle, flax seeds for digestion, and kelp or seaweed for vitamins and minerals. I keep a 5 gallon pickle bucket with my dry bread mix, adding whatever sounds healthy. You can substitute water for milk or beer, and spelt for a gluton free bread." There have been mixed reviews on this, so please realize this is a dense bread and please do toast it!

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Serving Size (102.71 g)
Servings 15
Amount per Serving
Calories 253.32 Calories from Fat 65.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.25g 167.4%
Saturated Fat 1.55g 116.35%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 4.49mg 22.46%
Sodium 129.17mg 80.73%
Total Carbohydrate 42.51g 212.54%
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g 258.14%
Sugars 2.38 g %
Protein 9.33g 279.86%
Vitamin A 70.45IU% Vitamin C 0.06mg%
Calcium 109.65mg% Iron 3.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whole, plus