Sunday, February 20, 2011

3 Unusual bread recipes

3 Unusual bread recipes
Westerners love bread, although not everyone eats it because it is fattening. Eating too much bread is fattening, but good bread is very filling, so there is no need to over indulge, which means that it does not have to become a burden on your waist band. Likewise, good bread does not need butter or margarine, so that is another economy on calories and oil.
Bread can also be a decent source of dietary fibre and once you have eaten real bread, you will never go back to white, sliced, supermarket bread. In fact, it is the white sliced bread that gives bread such a bad reputation.
These recipes are meant to be mixed and baked in a bread cooking machine, but they can be mixed by hand as well. I have used a bread making machine for years, but I used to prepare it by hand, and I can honestly say that I can not tell the difference between them.
Moreover, the machine saves a great deal of time and because it cooks on a timer, you can wake up to warm bread every morning, if you want.

Recipe 1
Celery Bread

1 package yeast 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon sugar 3 cups Better for Bread flour 1/2 cup Quick-cooking oats 2 tablespoons Gluten 2 teaspoons Celery seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons Celery, Garlic or Onion salt 3/4 cup Celery -- fresh/slice thin 1 tablespoon Celery leaves, fresh / chopped 1 Egg 10 3/4 ounces cream of celery soup 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 tablespoons warm low-fat milk

Combine all ingredients yet cook

Recipe 2
Citrus Bread

2/3 cup water 2 cups white bread flour 1 teaspoon dry milk 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon butter 2 tablespoons orange marmalade 2 teaspoons lime juice 1 pinch lemon peel 2 teaspoons yeast (active, dry)

Combine all ingredients but cook.

Recipe 3
Chart House Squaw Bread

1 1/4 cups Warm water 2 tablespoons Molasses 1/2 teaspoon Caramel coloring * -- decide on. 1 1/2 teaspoons Malted barley flour ** 2 cups Bread flour 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour 1/2 cup Unprocessed bran -- or Wheat bran 1/4 cup Dark brown sugar (3 TB) 1 1/2 tablespoons Oatbran 1 1/2 tablespoons Rolled oats 2 teaspoons Granola 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt 2 1/2 teaspoons Yeast (1 envelope)

Oil and / or butter are not needed.

* Caramel colouring is just used to give the bread an almost pumpernickel colour. You can get it in a cake decorating store . ** The malted barley flour is also known as diastatic malt powder.

In a bowl mix bread flour, whole wheat flour, unprocessed bran, dark brown sugar, oatbran, rolled oats, granola, malted barley flour and salt.
In bread pan add water, molasses, and caramel colouing. Add flour mixture; top with yeast and pick dark bread setting.

NOTE: Raisins could be added if desired. If you do, do not add the caramel colouring but blend the water, 1/4 cup raisins, molasses and brown sugar before adding to the machine.
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