Thursday, February 4, 2010
K. Shah 37 comments
Know what you Eat – Wheat, Oats all in its natural unrefined state, features a host of important
nutrients. Therefore, to receive benefit from the wholesomeness of the grain it is important to choose
products made from whole grain flour rather than those that are refined and stripped of their natural
goodness. Ragi(Finger Millet) is a super food which contains nearly 15% protein, contains high amounts of fiber, B-complex vitamins including niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin, the essential amino acid methionine, lecithin, and some vitamin E. It is particularly high in the minerals iron,
magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. Brown rice protein is very good source of protein can be
easily tolerated by people who are allergic to whey protein, soy protein etc, 1 scoop 20gm of brown
rice protein contains 12g of protein.
If you look for whole grain bread in the store most of them will have whole grain combined
with flour or bread flour and not 100% whole grain, unless specifically mentioned.
So when i came across this recipe which was simple to make , i wanted to try it out. Instead of just
whole wheat, i added oat flour, finger millet flour and organic brown rice protein to fortify it.
I should say i got a thumbs up from my official taster(my elder one), meaning the recipe passed
the taste test and which is always a tough task.
Wheat Flour - 2 Cups
Oat Flour - 1 cup
Ragi(Finger Millet) Flour – 1/4 cup
Organic Brown rice protein powder – 1/4 cup
Instant yeast – 1 packet(2 1/2 teaspoons)
Water – 1 1/3 cups
Vegetable Oil – 1/4 cup
Non fat dried milk – 1/4 cup
Honey – 1/4 cup
Salt – 1 Teaspoon
1) In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir till the dough starts to leave the sides of the bowl.
2) Transfer the dough to a lightly greased surface, oil your hands, and knead it for 6 to 8 minutes,
or until it begins to become smooth and supple.
3) Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl, and allow the dough to rise till puffy
for 60 minutes.
4) Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled work surface, and shape it into an 8-inch log.
Place the log in a lightly greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan, cover the pan loosely with lightly greased plastic
5) Allow the bread to rise for about 1 hour, or until it's crowned about 1 inch above the edge of the pan.
A finger pressed into the dough should leave a mark that rebounds slowly.
6) Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for about 30 minutes, the bread is baked
fully, when you thump the bottom it should sound hollow.
7) Cool it on a wire rack after baking and slice once cooled completely.
8) Enjoy with some peanut butter and honey for breakfast, lunch or snack.
About Brown Rice Protein
You can find organic brown rice protein in your health food store or online. I got mine from
mothernature.com, the brand name is Tribez nutrition. It is slight brown in color and a very fine powder
and tastes little like brown rice flour. You can add it to smoothie or add it to porridge and cook, add
it to your flour while baking. Infinite possibilities. There are so many brands out there but check for
the organic one’s and buy.
1) The bread goes to Baking with Whole Grains – Brown Rice hosted by Madhuram of egglesscooking.com.
2) Sending this to Kids Delight Wholesome breakfast hosted by Srivalli.