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.
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!!!
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!!!
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.
I opened the toaster oven door so you could see how the pita bread puffs up.
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.
Click here to learn about our group Healthy Bread in 5 minutes