Eggless | Vegan | Jain
Servings - 1 large loaf | approximately 12 slices
Prep Time - 10 minutes, 1 hour for first rise, 30-40 minutes for second rise
Baking Time - 30-35 minutes
Measurements: 1 cup = 250 ml
½ cup - 100% Multigrain Cereal*
2 tablespoons - Flaxseed Powder
¾ tablespoons - Active Dry Yeast*
2 tablespoons - Granulated Sugar
1 ¾ cups - Water
3 tablespoons - Oil
1 ½ cups - Whole Wheat Flour*
1 ½ cups - Flour (unbleached)
1 teaspoon - Salt*
¼ cup - Flour (for kneading the bread)
1 tablespoon - Vegan Butter (to garnish)
*Multigrain Cereal: Nestle, True Elements
*Active Dry Yeast: Desire Baker's, Urban Platter
*Whole Wheat Flour: 24 Mantra, Pillsbury, TWF Organic Indie Wheat Flour
*Substitute: ½ cup of Rolled Oats (True Elements, Raw Essentials)
*In case you want to add more salt, add only ¼ teaspoon - not more than that.
Combine the cereal, flax seed powder & ½ cup of water in a grinder. Grind it in the mixer. Let the whole mixture sit in for 2 minutes. Now add in the yeast, granulated sugar & another ½ cup of water to the grinder.
Grind it 4 - 5 times (from level 0 to 4) so that everything mixes well & heat is generated which in turn will activate the yeast and make the mixture foamy.
Mix in both the flours and salt in a bowl (or directly into the blender).
Add the above flour mixture (a little at a time) in the grinder and grind it.
Add in the remaining water too (¾ cup - a little at a time).
You will get an elastic and slightly sticky mass dough.
Take the dough out on a greased surface sprinkled with flour (half of the ¼ cup flour kept aside for kneading), knead it for 4 - 5 minutes and throw the dough on the working surface 3-4 times with force.
The dough should be smooth, elastic & slightly sticky by now. Smear ½ teaspoon oil on the dough and use ½ teaspoon oil to grease the bowl. Cover the bowl with cling film and keep it in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled. I usually keep it in the microwave or oven.
When the dough is doubled, punch it down & transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface (use the remaining ⅛ cup flour left for kneading).
Knead it for a minute or two. Tuck in the sides slightly & roll up into a log.
Transfer to a lightly greased 9 x 5" loaf pan or 10 x 4" loaf pan.
Cover it with cling film again & keep it for the second rise for 30-40 minutes until the dough doubles or rises up to the edges of the pan.
Adjust the oven rack to a lower position & preheat the oven at 350° F (175° C) for 10 minutes.
It’s best to bake the bread towards the bottom of the oven so that the top doesn’t burn.
Bake it for 30-35 minutes or until it is golden-brown on top.
Once removed, the loaf should sound hollow when you gently tap on it.
Un-mould it on a cooling rack. Brush it with butter or vegan butter (for vegans) when still warm. Cover it with a paper towel or a cloth towel. This method keeps the bread soft.
Allow the bread to cool completely before slicing.
Store it in a plastic bag or an airtight container. As there are no artificial additives in the bread you can’t keep it out for more than two days. Refrigerate it after 2 days and it will stay fresh for a week.
Multigrain cereal is incredibly nutritious. It is a great source of protein & fiber and is also loaded with essential vitamins & minerals. Cereals are also rich in antioxidants and can promote healthy digestion.
Flaxseeds are a loaded with nutrients and are high in Omega-3 fats. They contain high quality protein and are rich in dietary fiber.
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