Thursday, February 4, 2010

Multigrain Bread with no refined flour

Multigrainbread
Know what you EatWheat, Oats all in its natural unrefined state, features a host of important
nutrients. Therefore, to receive benefit from the wholesomeness of the grain it is important to choose
products made from whole grain flour rather than those that are refined and stripped of their natural
goodness.  Ragi(Finger Millet) is a super food which contains nearly 15% protein, contains high amounts of fiber, B-complex vitamins including niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin, the essential amino acid methionine, lecithin, and some vitamin E. It is particularly high in the minerals iron,
magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. Brown rice protein is very good source of protein can be
easily tolerated by people who are allergic to whey protein, soy protein etc, 1 scoop 20gm of brown
rice protein contains 12g of protein.

If you look for whole grain bread in the store most of them will have whole grain combined
with flour or bread flour and not 100% whole grain, unless specifically mentioned.
So when i came across this recipe which was  simple to make , i wanted to try it out. Instead of just
whole wheat, i added oat flour, finger millet flour and organic brown rice protein to fortify it.
I should say i got a thumbs up from my official taster(my elder one), meaning the recipe passed
the taste test and which is always a tough task.

Ingredients

Wheat Flour - 2 Cups
Oat Flour - 1 cup
Ragi(Finger Millet) Flour – 1/4 cup
Organic Brown rice protein powder – 1/4 cup
Instant yeast – 1 packet(2 1/2 teaspoons)
Water – 1 1/3 cups
Vegetable Oil – 1/4 cup
Non fat dried milk – 1/4 cup
Honey – 1/4 cup
Salt – 1 Teaspoon
Method
1) In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir till the dough starts to leave the sides of the bowl.
2) Transfer the dough to a lightly greased surface, oil your hands, and knead it for 6 to 8 minutes,
or until it begins to become smooth and supple.
3) Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl, and allow the dough to rise till puffy
for 60 minutes.
4)  Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled work surface, and shape it into an 8-inch log.
Place the log in a lightly greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan, cover the pan loosely with lightly greased plastic
wrap.
5) Allow the bread to rise for about 1 hour, or until it's crowned about 1 inch above the edge of the pan.
A finger pressed into the dough should leave a mark that rebounds slowly.
6) Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for about 30 minutes, the bread is baked
fully, when you thump the bottom it should sound hollow.
7) Cool it on a wire rack after baking and slice once cooled completely.
8) Enjoy with some peanut butter and honey for breakfast, lunch or snack.
Multigrainbread1
About Brown Rice Protein
You can find organic brown rice protein in your health food store or online. I got mine from
mothernature.com, the brand name is Tribez nutrition. It is slight brown in color and a very fine powder
and tastes little like brown rice flour. You can add it to smoothie or add it to porridge and cook, add
it to your flour while baking. Infinite possibilities. There are so many brands out there but check for
the organic one’s and buy.

Event Participation

1) The bread goes to Baking with Whole Grains – Brown Rice hosted by Madhuram of egglesscooking.com.

2) Sending this to Kids Delight Wholesome breakfast hosted by Srivalli.

37 comments:

Rachana Kothari said...

What a coincidence! I have baked a multi grain bread too but its a little different from yours...the recipe is lying in my draft:) Looks really good!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful bread and so nutritious. Good job. Peace, Stephanie

Prathibha said...

Thats a very healthy bread dear..nothing can beat home made fresh one's..

Priya said...

This multigrain bread sounds really nutritious and healthy...

Anncoo said...

Very healthy bread that I should eat often :)

Madhuram said...

That's an interesting recipe. I have not come across brown rice protein powder. You girls are really doing a great job by introducing us to these healthy stuff.

What is it? Where can I get it Sadhana?

Please go ahead and send it to the event.

shanthi said...

Very nutritious and healthy with all the healthy ingredients.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

very interesting & healthy.Nice effort & experiments with new ingredients at out kitchen.

BangaloreBaker said...

Hi, I was passed on an award which I should pass on to 10 more bloggers. You are one of them. Please accept.
http://versatilekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/blogging-and-first-award.html
Sorry I didn't get your real name, you have a beautiful blog.

rachel said...

Healthy and full of goodness

sowmya's creative saga said...

love the ingredients you have added..looks soft, spongy and delicious..

Vrinda said...

Healthy and delicious bread

Angie's Recipes said...

What a healthy and nutritious treat!

AshKuku said...

Looks very tempting!!!! Obviously nutritious & healthy....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

tasteofsaras said...

That's a coincidence-we had multi grain bread with some soup for dinner..my hubby doesn't allow me to bake breads-at home..looks very health and filling:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful , healthy and yummy Bread..!!!

Ashwini said...

i wouldnt dare to bake breads... u have done it with so much ease..looks perfect..

Gulmohar said...

So healthy and nutritious bread...

priya said...

perfectly baked bread..and healthy too...looks yummy n soft!

Preeti Kashyap said...

I can't wait to make this! lovely recipe!

Swathi said...

sadhana and muskan,

healthy bread i will try latter

Vaishali Sharma said...

Looks perfect and Nutritious! I love ur blog!

Mriganayani said...

You girls give me a complex always! when I'm thinking of baking a cake, you put something so healthy..now I'm guilty of making that cake! I'll make up with making this too one day and eating it! Looks delicious!

Siddhi S said...

wow this bread is very healthy n soft...nice one

Cham said...

is the protein optionnal or must?The loaf looks gorgeous!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks very soft and perfectly done, would make a healthy and a nutritious breakfast!!!

Shri said...

Soft, perfect and a healthy one!

Anupama said...

I can immediately have this bread I guess... so fluffy and spongy!

Rekha shoban said...

bread looks perfect and healthy..

PJ said...

multi-grain bread looks delicious and so much healthier with no butter and no refined flour! love this recipe. bookmarked!

d said...

what lovely looking bread..nice and fluffy..

Deepa G Joshi said...

nice and fluffy bread, looks really perfect

Nandini said...

Wow! Healthy and nutritious multi-grain bread!

notyet100 said...

looks yummy,,,nd healthy

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments, really appreciate them. Madhuram, i have updated the post with the details, please check out. Cham, the original recipe uses only whole wheat flour. So it is up to you to use it or substitute with wheat flour, but brown rice protein is very good source of protein and that's why i added it in the bread.

Bergamot said...

This is a really wonderful bread...will try it sometime

Katy ~ said...

I really enjoy your interpretation and adaptations of this bread. Excellent! Sounds so much better than anything I could ever purchase.

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