Probably one of the oldest foods known to humankind, bread is a standard meal in different cuisines around the world. Although the traditional form brings to mind images of a lengthy box-shaped loaf that is cut into slices and eaten with butter and marmalade, bread is actually a much more universal dish. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from raised whole wheat variants to multigrain types, round buns and flatbreads such as pita in Middle-Eastern fare and our very own naan, paratha, roti in Indian cooking.
Indeed, bread is a nourishing food made using different types of wheat flour along with butter, cooking oil and few other added components, that supplies beneficial nutrients of carbs, fats, proteins as well as vital vitamins and minerals for overall wellbeing. It has undoubtedly emerged as one of those ancient staple foods that have stood the test of time, being baked/cooked and consumed regularly even today by people of all ages, in both the conventional ways and many novel avatars.
Wholesome And Tempting Bread Recipes:
Whether you plan to make a simple toast or a grilled cheese sandwich, you obviously head to the nearest grocery store and buy a loaf from the numerous rows of shelves stocked with several varieties of bread right? Well, this time around, why not try making bread from scratch at home? We bring you a classic recipe of a sweet sandwich Milk And Honey White Bread. And if you are one of those people en route to going green or have gluten sensitivity/celiac disease, worry not. Also provided is a savoury Vegan Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread recipe. So don on your aprons and get set baking these delightful, nutrient-rich homemade bread recipes.
Milk And Honey White Bread
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups milk
5 tbsp honey
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
½ tbsp dry yeast powder
Warm milk in a wide vessel on low flame and set aside.
Add the dry yeast powder to this and stir until it dissolves completely.
Melt the butter and pour it into the vessel along with all-purpose flour, honey and salt.
Beat it into a homogenous mixture to obtain a soft dough.
Knead the dough thoroughly to form a smooth and elastic texture, then put it in a bowl greased with a bit of butter to coat both sides.
Cover the dough and let it sit in a warm place for 1 hour to allow it to rise.
Mould the dough into a long rectangular shape of a loaf, put it in a loaf pan smeared with butter, cover it for 30 minutes so that it rises and doubles.
Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit i.e. 190 Celcius and bake for 25 – 35 minutes so the dough turns golden-brown on the top.
Slowly take it out of the oven, remove the loaf from the pan and allow it to cool down a bit.
Enjoy this soft and sweet Milk And Honey White Bread with fruit jam or chocolate spread for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
All-purpose flour is very low in sodium, cholesterol to preserve cardiac functions and high in carbohydrates, dietary fibres for instant energy, satiated appetite and enhanced digestion. Milk is a great source of calcium, magnesium for strong bones and joints. Butter is a storehouse of valuable fat-soluble vitamins – vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, which promote eyesight, boost immunity and augment heart wellness, respectively. Bestowed with polyphenol antioxidants, antibacterial compounds, honey averts chronic disorders such as cancer and effectively heals stomach ulcers.
Vegan Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread
2 medium-sized zucchinis, finely grated
½ cup chia seedsDry Ingredients:
2 cups oats flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
A pinch of saltWet Ingredients:
½ cup coconut oil
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp honey
½ cup flax seed extract (ground flax seeds in water)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325 Fahrenheit or 165 Celcius.
Neatly cover an 8-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, folded along the sides.
In a large clean bowl thoroughly whisk together the dry ingredients and in another deep dish, mix the wet ingredients.
Add the blended dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, then transfer the zucchini and chia seeds and whisk well to obtain a uniform mixture with no lumps or dry flour patches.
Pour this thick batter into the 8-inch loaf pan on top of the parchment paper and spread it evenly with a spatula in the form of a loaf.
Bake for 60 – 70 minutes and to check if it is done, insert a toothpick and remove it to see if it comes out clean with just a few soft bits.
Take the loaf pan out of the oven and let it cool for about 30 minutes.
Carefully remove the loaf along with the parchment paper and let it sit at room temperature for another 2 hours.
Slice the mouth-watering savoury Vegan Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread into equal portions and relish it along with a creamy dip or tangy ketchup as an evening snack.
Oats contain ample proteins for fortified muscles, fibres to ensure smooth bowel movements, as well as iron for improved blood circulation and preventing anaemia, fatigue. Zucchini is a water vegetable that aids in weight loss and is also low in simple sugars, trans fats which help avert sudden spikes in blood glucose levels and alleviate diabetes symptoms. Laden with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds efficiently control cholesterol levels, protect the heart from cardiovascular ailments and maintain normal blood pressure.