Whole-wheat bread. Eggless and dairy free.
Homemade bread. Aroma and taste wise, store bought bread doesn’t come close to the wonderful smell and taste of homemade bread. Heavenly aroma filled my home.
Most commercial types of bread contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup, just like other processed foods. Sugar causes many adverse effects and eating processed foods that contain it is likely to have detrimental effects on health. Most grains also include the “anti nutrient” phytic acid. Source – https://authoritynutrition.com ›
So why not make your own bread at home. A healthy low calorie bread. You can use minimum amount of sweetener require to activate the yeast. Use just enough salt to give the bread depth of flavour. Add fat and dairy product of your choice.
You will feel the heavenly aroma and will enjoy the fun of growing a sourdough culture. So make your own healthy low calorie bread at home.
Whole Wheat flour or atta – 3 cup
Dry yeast – 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
Salt – 1 teaspoon
Sugar – 1 tablespoon
Oil – 2 tablespoon
Vinegar – 1 and 1/2 tablespoon
Water – 1 and 1/4 cup
Little milk for brushing
1.Mix sugar and yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Water should be warm not hot. You can use 1/4 cup warm milk too. Stir well cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
2.In a large bowl mix flour, vinegar, salt, oil mix well. Add the yeast mixture. Knead with the help of water. Knead it really well for 7-8 minutes. Add more water if require.
Now it will be a smooth and sticky dough. Smear with oil or little water. Cover and keep it in a warm place for 2 hours. I have kept it in the oven.
After 2 hours the dough will be double.
3. Punch down the dough. Spread some flour on a flat surface. Knead again by pressing it with your palm. You can add little more flour if require. You can cut it half and knead separately as I did to make the kneading easy.
After kneading the dough smear with oil. Now it shouldn’t be sticky.
4. Press the dough with your fingers and make it flat. Now roll it to make loaf. Press the sides and place in a greased loaf pan. Press again gently and cover it. Keep aside for the second proofing.
5. After 1 hour it will be double again.Brush the loaf with little milk .
6. Preheat the oven at 200° for 20 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes or until the colour becomes light brown.
7.Let it cool down completely.
Slice and enjoy your homemade healthy whole wheat flour bread with butter or jam. Or make sandwiches with it. Happy baking.