Bread Whore ~ Doobie Doobie Doo

Bread Whore ~ Doobie Doobie Doo

Hemp Heart Loaf and Rolls

Smoke ’em if ya got ’em….

Okay… We’re not talking the 420 kind of hemp. This is cannabis sativa ( or better known as industrial hemp… the stuff you make ropes from.) Hemp seeds are high in protein, omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. And, according to their marketers – can aid in a boatload of curative measures. If you’re at all interested in that bit, you can read about it here

Personally, I couldn’t give a toss. Although I have been enlightened on the benefits of several non-standard aids…. as far as hemp goes, I’m only here for the buzz… I have a more regimented and practical interest. I’m on a crusade to find nut substitutes for Jane’s ever increasing list of triggers, and hemp hearts replace some of those fatty acids and proteins she is missing out on.

And, I probably should note that I’m only using the hulled hearts. That in itself reduces the fiber content to basically nothing…and fiber isn’t her problem. The hearts metabolize easily, have none of the issues we find with walnuts, cashews or pecans, and quite frankly – are pretty tasty.

Hemp hearts taste ‘similar’ to pine nuts and walnuts… mixed with something herbal (oh hush). Baked in bread, they add a serious richness and a depth that you SOMETIMES find by adding malt.

Bread Whore ~ Doobie Doobie Doo

Hemp Heart Bread

  • 4 Cups Unbleached Bread Flour
  • 1 ea Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Hulled Hemp Hearts
  • 2 Teasp. Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 1/2 Teasp. Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 1/2 Cup Milk (Warm)
  • 7 Tablesp. Butter (Cubed)
  • 2 Sheets Parchment Paper
  • 1 ea Egg (Beaten )
  • 4 Teasp. Hemp Hearts (For topping buns)
  1. Add all the ingredients to a stand mixer equipped with hook. Mix on KNEAD setting (setting 4) for 18 minutes. 

    Dough will be on the sticky side – it may require additional kneading time (3 min) until dough pulls away from sides of the bowl.



  2. Cover and proof for 1.5 hours

  3. Divide dough in half. Form first half into a loaf – cover with a cloth.

  4. Form the remaining dough into 8 balls of equal size. They will make a finished roll the size of a burger bun.



  5. Cover the bun balls with wax paper. Proof the loaf and buns for an additional 1 hour.

  6. Preheat the oven to 375. Brush the buns with a beaten egg, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of hemp hearts over the top and bake for 25 minutes

  7. Cool on a rack.

    Keeping the oven at 375, Brush the loaf with egg wash. Bake the loaf for 45 minutes.  Remove from the pan and cool on a rack.



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