Shital's-Kitchen: 11-Grain Bread

Sunday, March 9, 2014

11-Grain Bread

Once you start baking bread at home, it is impossible to stop with just one. I am sure you will soon experiment and create yours too. As a vegetarian, I am constantly in search of adding more protein to my diet without making significant changes in food. And, bread is something that I start my day with: a slice of bread and a cup of milk. I was adamant on adding protein to the first meal of the day. 

A very successful try! I cannot tell you how excited I am about this recipe. In spite of adding various course ground grains in this bread, it yet has a smooth and bread like texture, and can be enjoyed in sandwiches. This wholesome bread is sure to keep you full for a long time.

All set with the ingredients.

All purpose flour, whole wheat flour and 10 Grain mix.




When you cook or bake, there are various factors that would result in a successful end product. Not just the ingredients and the brand, but also the outside temperature, humidity, oven, type on mixing bowl or containers can yield to different end result. You should understand, communicate with and enjoy the ingredients you cook with.

Since we are using whole grains with bran, it is important to add more water compared to regular bread. 

Heat 2 cups of water in the microwave for about a minute till it reaches 100-110 F temperature.
Mix 1 pack (2 1/4 tsp.) active dry yeast and 2 tbsp. sugar. Mix well and let the mixture rest for 5 minutes.



Add 1 cup 10 grain mix to the yeast mixture. You could use 6 or 7 grain mix too.


Also, add 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour.



Add 2 tsp. salt 2 tbsp. olive oil. Use a dough maker or wooden ladle to mix the dough.




This dough has more water, and will be more sticky. Remove the dough on the counter and knead it using some dry flour. You could just use a wooden spoon and knead the dough in the bowl.





Let the dough rest for at least an hour and a half. Cover with a moist towel.





Punch the dough. I used a steal ladle to punch and knead the dough in the bowl.

Love the air bubbles and the mesh created in the dough.



Grease a loaf pan, and pour the dough in it.


Spread the dough evenly for even bread rise.



Adding some extra protein and crunch by using flax seeds.


Adding my 11th grain, an extra one for luck!! 
Haha my Indian friends would surely know what I mean.
In India, we usually end numbers with 1 (instead of 0) to add good luck and prosperity.

Sesame seeds add additional nutrition and crunch to this bread



Grease your finger and gently push the seeds in the dough.


Cover and let the dough rise for 45 minutes- 1 hour.




Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 30-40 minutes.

Cool on a rack for 10 minutes.

Remove from the pan and let the brad cool completely while still on the rack.

Love the air pockets!! Beautiful!


Slice and enjoy your healthy sandwich.



I enjoyed a slice with spinach, tomatoes and olives.
How would you enjoy your bread??
 

6 comments:

  1. Wholesome and yummy...i would definitely give it a try :)

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  2. Try avocado spread along with the veggies more protein :)

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    1. That would be an amazing combination! Thanks :)

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  3. Can u post yest free bread recipe?

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  4. This recipe looks awesome. But in India we do not get 10 Grain mix. Can you suggest some alternative?

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