For those who do not have a bread machine:
Place the flour in a deep mixing bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together. Knead for 20 minutes until smooth and elastic. If you happen to own a cake mixer use the dough hooks to knead the mixture for 10 minutes. Cover with cling film and keep in warm place to rise until double in size. This takes about 1 hour or so. Punch it down and knead again for 5 minutes. Shape into a round loaf and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top and parsley if desired. Bake in a preheated oven at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Slice and serve with garlic butter, mixed vegetables and any main dish.
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