Saturday, January 16, 2010

Feb 1st Bread Braid


The group I am a member of are using some of the recipes from the book Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Whole Grain Master Recipe

Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg have two books out and I am using their first book for this bread braid.
Hamburg Buns I choose to make out of sour dough. Used the boule recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and added 1/2 cup of sour dough starter with no adjustment to the original recipe; but the dough was more wet then usual. Click here for the recipe without the sour dough added Artisan Bread in 5 minutes
The buns were formed with flour and used extra at that time. After forming the buns I brushed water on top and added dehydrated garlic and onions which were soaked in water first and then drained off the water.

Buns before

These buns were baked in a toaster oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. YIKES..........I see my reflection in the photo...............sure glad I had my teeth in..........whew........that was a close one!!!

buns in oven

The buns turned out great!!! I made sloppy joe for a sandwich. Most people say that is calorie city but I substitute textured vegetable protein soaked in water and then drained and added to the ground chuck. Healthier and yummy!!!

meal

After looking at this picture; I see my three pickles look like the cactus down here in Texas by the Mexican border.

Next I made some pita bread with sesame seeds and poppy seeds to finish up the dough bucket. These were baked in a toaster oven on a cookie sheet sprinkled with corn meal. The oven only goes to 450 degrees or broil. Soooooooooo I broiled them for about 6 minutes. Before adding the seeds I brushed water on the dough.

Pita before oven

I opened the toaster oven door so you could see how the pita bread puffs up.

Open Oven Pita


When 6 minutes were up I pulled them out of the oven and wrapped them in a kitchen towel to cool. After they cooled I took a picture to show you. I won't cut them in half until ready to use so they don't dry out. You can see they still have a little puff to them so they will be a real nice pocket sandwich.

pita ready

Click here to learn about our group Healthy Bread in 5 minutes

26 comments:

  1. wow your pita looks awesome! Was that with the soft sandwich bread dough or the master?

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  2. Thank you ABin5 Boule dough with sour dough starter added.

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  3. WOW..WOW..WOW! Your sourdough breads look great. I especially like the sloppy joe bun topped with the onions and garlic...looks absolutely delicious!

    What textured vegetable protein?

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  4. Textured vegetable protein are in bulk food in health food store. They are very healthy and take on the color and shape of what you are fixing like ground chuck or tuna.....

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  5. oh wow looks great I need to make sourdough next

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  6. I love the sour dough idea and the topping look wonderful!

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  7. Heehee! The pickles do look like a cactus! :-D Love your buns and pita - remarkable they were made in a toaster oven! Good for you!

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  8. your pita reminds me that I could go for some za'atar

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  9. Great, now I'm singing "Sloppy Joe, Sloppy, Sloppy Joe" like SNL! :) Your breads came out so well, can't believe you used the toaster oven!

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  10. Both the sandwich buns and the pita breads turned out great! I love sloppy joes and I'm glad to see that you made one. I remember my mom making a big pot of sloppy joes in the crock pot. I don't know why we don't do that anymore, but yours looks great.

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  11. The garlic and onions on the buns was a great idea and the pitas are beautiful!

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  12. We just said we wanted to make pitas so thanks for your great pics.

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  13. What a great idea to used dehydrated onions and garlic! They look so tasty! Love the pickle cactus :)

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  14. I too liked the idea of garlic and onions. Great job.

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  15. I am going to have to try the pita next time I make bread. Haven't done that in awhile! I love the addition of the onions and garlic! Great job!

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  16. I think I'll try your idea of garlic and onions next time! Great job!

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  17. Thank you everyone for all the nice comments!!!

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  18. Great job! I love that you made a pita with some of your dough.

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  19. Wow! I absolutely love what you did with this dough, from the garlic and onion topping to the pitas. Delicious!

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  20. Can't wait to make the pita bread. Yours turned out beautiful. Love the garlic & onion on the hamburger buns. Great job!

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  21. Great pita! And yours worked in the toaster oven, too! Yaaay!

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  22. Your pita bread looks yummy! I may have to go get lunch before looking through all these posts. I've been wanting to get a sourdough starter going again and try it in these breads. My daughter says she misses my sourdough bread, but I let the starter die a while back and wound up just tossing it.
    ~Jenny~

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  23. i just love what you did with your bread, it turned out gorgeous!

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