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July 2, 2009


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Baking with yeast is very satisfying and therapeutic.Nowadays I find myself making buns, rolls and breads all the time and I just love it.I was never satisfied with store-brought wholewheat bread and always used to think -is it REALLY Wholewheat? or simply regular flour and caramel colour, well now I bake it for my morning breakfast myself and enjoy it fresh with butter, jam and coffee.

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  • Wholewheat Flour-3 cups

  • Egg-1

  • Salt-1 tsp

  • Butter-1/4 cup

  • Sugar-1/2 cup

  • Milk-1/2 cup

  • Water-1/2 cup

  • Sugar-1 tsp extra

  • Active dryYeast-2 tsp

METHOD-Warm up the water, add the 1 tsp.sugar, dissolve then sprinkle yeast, leave for a while till it turns into a foam.Now warm the milk slightly add sugar, salt, butter, stir till sugar is dissolved.In a large bowl combine the milk mixture with yeast mixture, add flour and the egg and knead well, transfer to a well oiled bowl, let rise well for an hour.Punch down and shape into loaves, leave to rise again for 1/2 an hour and bake after brushing tops with little milk at 200C. I baked two rounds like in the picture below,making a cross on the top with a sharp knife, the rounds sliced well and were delicious.

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This healthy bread is off to Susan of Wild Yeast for herYeastspotting weekly event and to Divya for Show me your breakfast event

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Sharmila July 3, 2009 at 12:23 PM  

I like the idea of your adding egg. And also that it is so quick ... does not need a whole night's rise. Good one Bindiya! :-)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] July 4, 2009 at 12:16 AM  

Baking with yeast... :) The bread looks great :D

RAKS KITCHEN July 4, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

Looks so filling! Hope u enjoyed the bites:)

Nancy/n.o.e July 4, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

I agree that when you bake it yourself, you know exactly what's in the bread. Great looking loaf!

Divya Vikram July 5, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

Thanks for sending your breakfast recipe to "Show Me Your Breakfast Event"!

Susan/Wild Yeast July 8, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

I can't think of a nicer breakfast than a loaf like this with butter, jam, and coffee!

Anonymous ,  July 16, 2009 at 4:13 AM  

Hi Bindiya,
Could you please tell me how long to bake the bread? I didn't see the baking time in the instructions.
Looks wonderful...thanks, Barbara

bindiya July 16, 2009 at 6:40 PM  

Barbara I baked this bread for about 40 minutes at 200C, but pls keep in mind your individual oven temp. and make, the bread will be done when it is golden on top

daddykirbs August 3, 2009 at 11:42 PM  

Have you tried this recipe with sugar replacements like Agave Nectar or Stevia? It looks yummy!

Rama September 13, 2009 at 7:40 PM  

Dear Bindiya,

Hi!! this is me, rama from chennai, wanting to know if your bread (yum...looks very tempting...made in a jiffy...)could be made without egg....

i would be grateful for your suggestion.

Anonymous ,  September 30, 2012 at 1:27 AM  

Can i make this in the bread machine?

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