Western people love bread, although not everybody eats it because it is fattening. Eating too much bread is fattening, but decent bread is very filling, so there is no need to over indulge, which means that it does not have to be a burden on your waist band.
Similarly, good bread does not require butter or margarine, so that is another saving on calories and fat.
Bread may 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 prepared and baked in a bread making machine, but they can be mixed by hand too. I have used a bread making machine for years, but I used to mix it by hand before that, and I can honestly say that I can not differentiate between them.
Furthermore, the machine saves a lot of time and because it bakes on a timer, you can wake up to the smell of fresh bread each morning, if you like.
1 sachet 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
Blend all ingredients and bake
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)
Mix all ingredients and bake.
Chart House Squaw Bread
1 1/4 cups warm water 2 tablespoons molasses 1/2 teaspoon caramel coloring * — optional. 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 oat bran 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 required.
* Caramel colouring is merely used to give the bread an almost pumpernickel colour. You can buy it in a cake decorating store . ** The malted barley flour is also known as diastatic malt powder.
In a bowl mix the bread flour, whole wheat flour, unprocessed bran, dark brown sugar, oat bran, rolled oats, granola, malted barley flour and salt.
In a bread pan add water, molasses, and caramel colouing. Add flour mixture; top off with yeast and select dark bread setting.
NOTE: Raisins could be added if required. If you do, eliminate the caramel colouring and liquefy in water, 1/4 cup raisins, molasses and brown sugar before adding to the machine.
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