Thursday, June 4, 2020

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR BREAD WITH PUMPKIN SEEDS, CHIA SEEDS & FLAX SEEDS


This is a healthy bread made with whole wheat flour. These days many people avoid using All Purpose Flour (Maida) as much as possible. All the seeds (pumpkin, chia and flax seeds)  that we add to the bread makes it more healthier. You may even use olive oil instead of butter. Nothing can be better than a freshly baked healthy home made bread without any preservatives.


Ingredients:
Whole wheat flour ........... 2 cups
Yeast ................................ 2  and 1/2 tsps
Sugar .............................. 1 tbsp
Salt ................................ 1 tsp
Olive oil or butter  ........ 2-3 tbsps
Pumpkin seeds ............... 2 tbsps
Chia seeds ...................... 1 tbsp
Flax seeds ...................... 1 tbsp
Milk ............................ little for brushing

Method:
1. Take half cup luke warm water and add sugar. Spoon the yeast on top and cover. Set it aside to activate.
2. Now take the flour in a large mixing bowl. add the salt. Make a well in the middle
3. Pour the yeast little by little and knead the dough. Add more luke warm water if needed.
4. Now transfer the dough on to the clean and dry working platform.
5. Start kneading and knocking the dough very well.
6. Grease your hands with olive oil or melted butter and continue to knead for 8-10 mins. incorporating the oil / butter into the dough.
7. Gather the dough into a round ball and put it in a greased bowl covered with a cling flim for rising. 8. Since it is whole wheat flour it may take about 2 - 3 hours.
9. Now take the risen dough and flatten it with light hands into a rectangular shape.
10. Sprinkle half of the seeds, fold it, ( taking the top and bottom ends to the middle ) . Now do the same with the other two sides after spreading some seeds.
11. Now fold again and shape it like a loaf. Place it in a greased loaf tin sprinkled with little flour.
12. Cover it well and leave it again to rise until double. It may take 2 - 3 hours.
13. Carefully brush little milk or egg white and sprinkle some more seeds on top.
14. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 C for 22 to 25 minutes. The time may vary a bit so keep a check.
15. Allow it to cool before slicing.


Notes:
1. Make sure the ingredients are taken at room temperature.
2. You may increase the quantity of seeds to your liking.
3. My bread was baked in 22 mins. But the time and temperature may vary depending on the type of oven you are using.

4 comments:

  1. All yourrecipes are really interesting.you keep in mind the h alth factor and taste too.Love your recipes God bless you.

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    1. Thanks Sunita Di .. for such a sweet compliment. Means a lot to me.

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