Monday, February 8, 2010

Multi Grain Cumin Bread

I have had this recipe for quite some time now on my "drafts" folder.

The idea came when I opened up my kitchen cabinet, took out all the different types of flour I had in stock, and mixed them into the dough. And I was going through an oat phase at that time - so of course I took some oat flakes, grinded them to flour in the mixer and added them to the mix. And some add-on flavour is never bad, so in came the cumin seeds.

Best served hot, with the smell of freshly baked bread still wafting through thte apartment - but the sandwiches on the next day turned out to be as good.




Ingredients 


60 gram - all purpose flour
60 gram - whole wheat flour
60 gram - rye flour
60 gram - spelt flour
60 gram - oat flakes (crushed to the consistency of semolina in a spice jar)
2 tbsp - dried yeast
3 tsp - sunflower oil
1/2 tbsp - salt
1/2 tbsp - cumin seeds
210 ml - warm water
oil to grease the bowl and bread form


Method 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C and grease a bread form.
  2. Place the warm water, yeast in a bowl and leave in a warm place until frothy. (10 - 15 minutes)
  3. Sift the flour, slat and cumin seeds in another bowl, rub in the oil until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and knead to form a dough. (add 1 tsp of whole wheat flour if the dough is too sticky, but avoid adding too much of flour)
  5. Place the dough in an oiled bowl (grease the bowl generously) and knead the dough in the oiled bowl for 2- 3 minutes. Cover with cling film and leave to rise in a warm place until double in size (approx 1 hour)
  6. Knead the dough again on a lightly floured surface for a minute and give it a rectangular shape and place it in the greased bread form, cover it with a plastic wrap and leave to rise in a warm place until double in size (approx 1 hour)
  7. Place the bread form in the centre of the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes.
  8. Allow the bread to cool on a wire rack completely and then  cut into slices. 




Enjoy! 

55 comments:

  1. This looks good. I love cumin but I never had cumin bread. Also sounds healthy!

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  2. What a healthy and flavorful bread, Rachana....nicely baked....

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  3. Oh I love savory bread. With all those flours, it is healthy and great looking slices. Just need some cream cheese to brush on. Good one.

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  4. Rachana,

    Nice healthy, i was planing to make this bread, you already made it.

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  5. its looks gr8! very innovative and healthy!

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  6. Wow, very nice bread dear. I have been wanting to make this and now looking at it just want to grab it.

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  7. Yummy and healthy..Simply superb

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  8. Perfect bake..Thanks for this interesting recipe..

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  9. As a big bread fan, I must try this one too!

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  10. Wow. This sounds very interesting. I never thought of using cumin in my bread. I need to make more breads....

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  11. I agree, baking bread gives the whole house a wonderful aroma and tummy starts growling too..as you wait for it to bake :) Good one.

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  12. What a flavorful and healthy bread!

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  13. Wow Rachana, this bread sounds healthy and aromatic...lovely bread dear..

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  14. Wow! Breads with Cumin. Lovely texture and perfectly baked! Amazing.

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  15. Looks lovely, cumin should have added a nice flavor.

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  16. wow very healthy n flavourful bread

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  17. perfectly baked bread. looks soooo tempting :)

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  18. Wow, this is nice if toasted! Added your link in my blogroll. Cheers!

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  19. Cumin is of my fav spices and I am sure cumin in bread would have been wonderful!

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  20. Wow.. perfectly healthy bake dear:).. looks very nice!.. and good!!.. nice clicks...

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  21. wow rachana..the bread looks perfect...for some reason, the couple times I tried baking breads at home, they came out big disasters..yours looks so lovely though!

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  22. Wow! Awesome. Healthy and looks so soft. Love those slices.

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  23. Wow the brad looks so soft and perfect...great job :)

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  24. perfectly baked bread,looks so lovely...

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  25. Wow looks toooo good...perfect texture.. wish to try soon.

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  26. Bread came out very nice..healthy one dear

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  27. perfect bread...looks very nice n yum!

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  28. a very healthy bread indeed
    i hardly cook n so i have no idea about a few things, could you please explain what is "Rye Flour n Spelt Flour" Thanks in advance.

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  29. I love the flavor of cummin .Bread look soft and perfect.
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  30. a gr8 bread. purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect texture.
    i suggest, u shud open a bakery.
    what say!!!

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  31. yeh bread to bahut sahi hai boss!!!

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  32. Oh look at the array of splendid flours used... Making this a healthy and flavourful with cumins!!! Few slices for me ;)

    http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

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  33. bread looks wonderful..healthy with all the flour you have added..good one..

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  34. This is really a healthy bread..Looks perfect.

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  35. parfumé au cumin ça doit être délicieux
    bonne journée

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  36. This is such a gr8 idea of using all flours! looks so soft..

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  37. WOW..Gorgeous bread..u r a baking queen...lov the teaxture...

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  38. Il n'y a pas de doute : excellent pain.
    A bientôt.

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  39. Bread looks perfect, loved the idea of flavoring bread with cumin...

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  40. Gold Souk is a must(only to look if you ask me). Lassi has turned into Labaan there.

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  41. Hey Rachana,
    Thx for stopping by my space...n for those lovely words.
    U too hv a wonderful page here...liked the pur-fect texture of tis bread.
    Cheers.

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  42. An excellent bread and I love the cumin flavor!

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  43. lovely bread, i am a big fan of homemade breads

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  44. oh wow, this bread sure looks so delicious and very healthy too! cumin must be adding such a nice complimenting taste to the bread. love this recipe!

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  45. Healthy and perfectly baked.

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  46. I love the smoky flavor of cumin. I bet this bread was delicious.
    Mimi

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  47. Wow! Your bread looks so wonderful! I wonder what it tastes like when you add cumin in it, sounds so interesting. Oh, and the inside of the bread looks so amazing. Way to go, Rachana:)

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