Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Whole Wheat Cumin Bread

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Hi.

I have finally started to try my bookmarked recipes and I am starting from the oldest. This bread I had bookmarked from Shilpa’s site and I was particularly attracted to this preparation as she mentioned that it has the flavour of Parle’s cumin biscuits which were my favorite during childhood.

I revisited this preparation several times but my fear for yeast never encouraged to me to try it. But now after overcoming  my fear for the yeast I had to bake this. I made some minor changes to the original recipe and to my delight the bread turned out beautifully. My aim was to have a soft crust unlike the crunchy crust in the original recipe which I thought I managed well. I was particularly inclined to try this as it had whole wheat in it making it a much healthier choice. The bread is nicely soft and my kids liked it lightly toasted with some butter. I would have preferred the aroma of cumin to be a bit more stronger, which I would definitely try the next time.

The over all preparation of this bread is quite simple and  for some one who is attempting bread the very first time, this is just apt.

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 cups APF

2-1/4 tsp active dry yeast

1 –1/4 cups water

a few tsp milk

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp butter

2 tbsp  olive oil

1 tsp roasted cumin (I would add more next time)

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Method

In luke warm water add sugar and then the yeast and proof it. To understand the details of bread baking check here.

In the food processor jar mix the APF, whole wheat flour,  pounded roasted cumin, salt and butter. Now  add the yeast gradually and knead a soft dough.P1040500P1040501 

Remove on the platform and knead using oil for  another 5 mins. The dough may feel sticky, but that the right texture.

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Grease a bowl and place the dough in it to rise. In about 45 mins it doubles in volume.

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Punch down and deflate the dough and shape it again. Keep it on a greased baking plate and let it have a second rise. This takes about 20 mins.

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Apply  a milk wash. In a 220C preheated oven bake it for  15-20 mins till it golden brown colour on the top crust. I avoided a deep golden color as I prefer my outer crust a little more soft.

Cool on a cooling rack and then cut and serve.

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Sending this to Priya and Aipi’s Bookmarked recipes every Tuesday

and this bread is Yeast Spotted.

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44 comments:

Khaugiri said...

wow looking perfect dear!!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Thanks for explained it in step vise pics.Bread luks very soft.Adding cumin in bread is too gud idea.

Pari said...

Thanks for that quick comment dear.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Pari,

Bread looks so soft and inviting...:)

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

harini-jaya said...

looks perfect like store-bought!!

Dershana said...

wah re wah! pari, utterly professional lukin bread!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Love the bread for the wholewheat in it. Must try with cumin seeds the next time I bake mine. Best wishes.

Satya said...

bread looks super soft n delicious pari ...love the flavor of cumin in it ...yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

San said...

Moist cumin bread pari .Simple n a flavorful bread to try for.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

I have so muc bookmarked too and wonder when i begin working thru it coz now am baking with Dorie too!!
Nothing beats home baked bread and this bread looks so good!

Kairali sisters said...

Bread looks so soft and fluff Pari...

Nandini said...

Healthy and flavourful bread.
Nandini's Food Page

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Spongy bread.Looks very inviting!

Prathibha said...

Nice healthy n flavorful bread...looks perfect

Smitha said...

love the touch of jeera in it!..I am sure it tastes perfect!!..love it!!

Prathima Rao said...

Even im not so confident on using yeast but seeing your delicious post has given me confidence!

Kurinji said...

Superb!!!

Madhu said...

Perfect slices pari!

G.Pavani said...

oh!it looks yummy n soft delicious bread..

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow..Cumin flavored bread,came out perfect dear

aipi said...

I love this cumin flavored bread and whole wheat is making it even better..very nicely done..baked to perfection.Great pictorials too!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmarked event.

US Masala

Priya said...

Cumin flavoured bread goes directly to my fav list, beautiful bread..

Nithya said...

Looks so perfect and tempting :) I havent tried my hand on bread and this post of yours is tempting me to give it a try :)

Subhashini said...

feel like having one slice immediately.

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful bread

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful bread

kitchen queen said...

lovely and perfectly baked bread.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

cumin in the bread is just wonderful idea :)

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful bread, adding cumin....flavorful

Amritha Kalyani said...

Bread looks perfect.. yummy.... you have a suprise :-) http://eatvegetarianbehealthy.blogspot.com/2010/10/two-at-time.html

Swathi said...

cumin flavored bread looks super moist Pari.Nice one

Yummy Team said...

It looks so perfect, Pari..Great job!

meeso said...

Lovely, would smell great baking :)

Raina said...

Yum! This looks wonderful. The cumin must make it taste really delicious, and I love that it is whole wheat. Excellent instruction too..thanks!

PriyaRaj said...

Tasty Perfect Bread...

Cham said...

Cumin gives an aromatic bread, perfect slices!

Treat and Trick said...

Looks so soft, love the addition of cumin and your step by step method...

Rekha shoban said...

looks very soft....

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Wheat bread looks so soft and yummy!

notyet100 said...

bread looks too good,..like the flavour of cumin in it,.

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice presentation and great explanations too. came out really well

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Awesome Pari !! bread looks perfect !!

PJ said...

cumin bread looks wonderfully done, Pari! wish i had more of the baking talent :)

Jayasri Ravi said...

wow, lovely bread dear, and thanks for this, suddenly I thought I should also start making all my BM's from the day I started Book Marking them.

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