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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Whole Wheat Flax Bread Loaf

Who doesn't love a warm toasty and buttered homemade bread for their breakfast? This is a soft, light and healthy sandwich bread rich in omega-3 fatty acids. I found this recipe from here. The flax seed has high levels of dietary fiber and helps in lowering cholesterol. Also, flax-seed needs to be ground to make the nutrients available, otherwise they just 'pass through', so make sure you grind your own flax-seed or buy pre-ground flax-seed meal to make the best out of it. And here goes the recipe,
Ingredients:

2 cups Whole Wheat flour
1 cup All Purpose flour (Maida) + more, for dusting
1 cup Flax seed meal
1tbsp Active Dry Yeast
1 3/4 cups Warm Water
2tbsp Sugar
3/4tsp Salt
1tbsp Canola oil
 How to:
  • Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with oil and keep it aside.
  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let sit for 5 mins or until foamy.
  • To the yeast, add sugar, oil and salt followed by flax-seed meal.

  • Then add the whole wheat flour, one cup at a time, mix well.
  • Now add the all purpose flour and start kneading with your hands.

  • Transfer the dough onto a flat floured surface and knead it for 15 mins. 

  • In a big bowl, spray oil and place the kneaded dough, wrap it with a kitchen towel and let sit in a warm place for 1 1/2hrs or until the dough is doubled in size.

  • Then punch the dough and transfer the dough to the loaf pan. (Press the dough down to fit the pan.)

  • Let the dough sit for another 1/2hr or until it rises to 1 1/2 inches above the pan.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake it for 45 mins.
  • Let sit for 10 mins before you transfer the bread loaf onto the cooling rack.


  • Bring the loaf to room temperature before you slice'em.

  •  To serve, toast the bread, smother it with some almond butter and devour'em.

  • To store, wrap the loaf completely with plastic wrap, place it in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate it.

10 comments:

  1. looks so tempting and soft bread!!

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  2. Aha,Oho,Soft n' spongy Wheat flax Bread loaf Dear.Trying to improve my baking skills - following U.Thanks for sharing this aewsome recipe.

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  3. Loved your healthy version...looks yum..

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  4. Rathinavel Pandian SubramaniamSeptember 27, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Very nice one, I will try this definitely! It is great fun to make something from scratch yourself even though you can find the stacks of that food in the stores... Keep it up!!

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  5. Extremely healthy bread.Came out so well that it's too tempting to grab..Nice job!

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  6. Yummy aromatic fresh homemade bread.

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  7. Wat a healthy and super spongy bread, extremely interesting..

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  8. nice n healthy bread..perfectly done!!

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