I've been wanting to make birdseed bread for a while now. I didn't have the guts to try it by myself in California, and it's a good thing I didn't. This stuff is intense! Yesterday my mom showed me how to make it. Without a captain america kind of guy on hand or the handy dandy kitchen aid, this would be nearly impossible. As I have not been blessed with a captain america kind of guy, we used the kitchen aid. I love love love this bread! It calls for around 3-4 cups of whole wheat flour which would make it super dense and heavy, so we went for only about half of that (previous bouts with this bread and 4 cups of whole wheat flour broke the kitchen aid).
The most delicious thing about this bread is that you can add whatever kind of grains you so desire. I chose bulgar wheat, sunflour seeds, brown rice, whole flax seed, and wheat germ. By now you're either thinking that sounds superb or super nasty. It's the former, I assure you. The finished loaves couldn't have turned out any more beautiful. They taste as amazing as they look too. After baking them yesterday, we cut into them, put a little butter on top, and enjoyed the warm bread. They were also outstanding toasted for breakfast with, of course, a little butter on top.