This recipe does not require a bread machine. However, having a good stand mixer is helpful.
Add all ingredients but the sunflower seeds to the mixer bowl and knead on low speed with the dough hook for 2-3 minutes.
While kneading add the sunflower seeds.
When the dough is not sticking to the bowl anymore, stop the mixer.
Cover the bowl with either plastic wrap or silicon cover and let rise for the first time in the warm place for about 1.5 hours.
The dough will double in size.
When it is ready (doubled in size), pour the remaining flour to the surface (counter) and fold the dough for about 5 minutes by hand.
Folding it from the sides to the centre, turning the dough and doing the same motion on the other side - repeat it for a couple of rounds.
Shape the dough into either a round or an oval or put it into the molds to rise again.
The dough will need to rise again and expand to 2 - 2.5 size.
Pre-heat the oven to 430F. Place the bread to the oven and let it bake at 430F for about 20 minutes.
In 20 minutes, change the temperature to 330F and bake the bread for about 20 minutes more.
Note: every oven is different. You might need to adjust your baking times to get the perfect results.