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Devine Healthy Bread 2011/09/17

Posted by Mummy Ruth in baking, Tips and Tricks.
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[Picture of devine Healthy Bread inside]This is the recipe for our really healthy everyday loaf. It is not only healthy, quick and delicious, it is also so easy to adapt.  I have turned it into a wonderful savoury herb affair, and also a delicious cake.  But first, the basic core recipe (which is just delicious in its own right)…

Work Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Makes:  enough for 8

Equipment:

  • Oven;
  • Hand held Electric whisk;
  • Kitchen Scales, measuring spoons/ jugs;
  • Mixing bowl ;
  • Beating Bowl;
  • Silicon Oven-Proof Non-Stick Bread Pan.

Shopping List:

  • 4 eggs ;
  • 90g Oat Bran [6 tablespoons];
  • 60g Skimmed Milk Powder [4 tablespoons];
  • 30g Corn Starch [2 tablespoons];
  • 5g  Baking Powder [1 teaspoon];
  • 5g Yeast [1 teaspoon];
  • 3.75g Splenda [1/4 tablespoon];
  • 2g Cream of Tartar [1 pinch];
  • 2g Salt [1 pinch].

To Make Devine Healthy Bread:

Turn on the oven to 160C and while it gets up to temperature, separate the egg-whites from yolks into a beating bowl.

Mix together the Oat Bran, skimmed milk powder, corn starch, baking powder, yeast, Splenda and salt in the mixing bowl.

Whisk the egg-whites with the Cream of Tartar using an electric whisk on slow speed until soft peak is formed then slowly whisk in the yolks, then add in the mix one tablespoon at a time, when all is together, continue the slow whisk for a few moments before pouring it into the oven-proof bread pan.

Pop the filled bread pan into the 160 C oven to bake.  This should take about 25 minutes.

Stick a skewer into the middle to see if it comes out dry (indicates that it is ready), let it cool.  It’s best if it can be teased out of the silicon oven pan as soon as possible to cool and dry better, and so there is less chance of any “plastic taste”.

[Picture of devine Healthy Bread] [Picture of devine Healthy Bread upside down]


DEVINE HEALTHY CAKE

To make the cake (our kids LOVE this) do everything as described above, but change the Splenda amount to 4 tablespoons or more.

[Picture of Flaxseed packet]I have experimented with this — adding a tablespoon of Linwood Milled Flaxseed Cocoa & Berries, it turned it a funny muddy blue colour, and the texture was heavier.  Still lovely though!


DEVINE HEALTHY HERB-BREAD

Simply do everything as described above, BUT add in to the dry mixture a teaspoon of your favourite dried herbs and spices.  I use Herbs de Provence (1 teaspoon) with great results.  Have fun experimenting, enjoy!

Health Notes

This is something developed from our time on the Dukan slimming regime from 2010. This regime has phases that educate you to make different choices — and that is its legacy.  As a result of us “doing the Dukan”, we eat completely differently today.  Obviously the key to slimming or weight control is all about controlling available carbohydrates, and that is just a fact of life.  This bread recipe is not strictly Dukan, but if you are on Dukan and just have to “sin”, you may as well do it this way than on shop-bought, chemical-filled bread and cakes!

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