Sunday, January 9, 2011

Healthy (Multi Grain ) Bread

Bread is one of the most versatile bakery item. It can be had as a quick breakfast snack for all those who are on the run and at the same time the humble bread can be converted into a healthy sandwich with assortment of vegetables for the vegetarians or with non-veg fillings for the non-vegetarians. One can also make savoury dishes or even sweets. It is ideal for lunch packs, for parties or even while travelling. The choices are endless. I simply love the bread. Even during my childhoood days, I would always prefer to have bread for breakfast and I was aptly named "Miss Pav" - because in those days in Bombay/Mumbai we would get freshly baked "Pav" early in the mornings and with a dollop of butter spread on it - it tastes heavenly!

According to my opinion, there is nothing to beat the freshly baked homemade bread. The aroma of the bread that wafts through the kitchen while it is being baked is truly amazing and I really do not have words to describe this wonderful aroma.

Healthy Multi grain Bread
Freshly baked Multi-grain bread

Healthy multi grain Bread - open Sandwich
Tea-time - open sandwiches


Ingredients:

Multi Grain flour
3 cups
All purpose flour (Maida)
2 cups
Dry yeast
1½ tsps
Honey
1 tsp
Warm water
2 cups
Salt
1 tsp
Oil (sunflower oil)
3 tbsps
Warm milk
1-2 tbsps



Method:
  1. Mix in a small bowl -  warm water, dry yeast and honey. Set aside to foam.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the multi-grain flour, all purpose flour (maida), salt, oil and the formed yeast and mix thoroughly. Knead it well for  about 10-15 mins.( If you have a food processor, your work will be done much quicker).
  3. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave it to rise for about half an hour or till the dough has doubled in size.
  4. Place the dough in an greased loaf tin or you can also form it into any shape and place it on an well oiled baking tray. Leave it to rise for another 20 minutes.
  5. Moisten the cloth with the warm milk and brush the surface of the dough.
  6. Bake it at 200 degrees centigrade for 25 mins.
  7. Allow it to cool before slicing.

Makes: 12 round bread (about 3"-4" diameter each)


Note:
  • This is a simple basic bread recipe. It will be slightly dense than those available in the market.
  • You can also substitute multi-grain flour with whole wheat flour.
  • Variations can be made by adding chillies, some herbs, spices etc. for different flavours.

1 comment:

  1. very healthy nice luking..home mades r d best..

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