You know whats the secret ingredient in this Loaf? You guessed it right. There is cauliflower in the bread. I heart that vegetable and there isnt anything that cauliflower cannot do. And there isnt anything the Blendtec cannot do.
Yup, I grated the cauliflower in the Blendtec. Chop up small florets and pulse them in small quantities(1.5 to 2 cups at a time) and you will get easy cauliflower rice. Added it to the flours, yeast and water, kneaded it up and bam. I added cumin and herbs as the cauliflower was going to give the bread a savory feel. You can add any other spices or herbs or omit them.
This is a delicious Sandwich bread. Easy and works everywhere. It will make great croutons or Savory french toasts stuffed with samosa potatoes.
Ah, the weekend cannot be here soon:) and someone please take this crazy fog out of Seattle.
More Sandwich loafs on the blog.
Everyday Sandwich loaf
Lentil Wheat Loaf
Pumpkin Bread Loaf
Rye almond Loaf
White Sandwich Loaf
100% Whole grain Focaccia
Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the big festivals celebrated in India and is coming up on November 3. The Sweets and Desserts served for the festival are quite heavily dependent on dairy. Like any major festival or holiday in any country, we all get obsessed with vegan-izing some family favorites. With very few Vegan Indian commercial options in India and almost none in the United states, I try to vegan-ize some of my favorites around the Indian festivals that people can make at home. This year I have a decent collection that I could make into an E-book. 🙂
If some Indian restaurant claims that they cannot make things vegan, tell them you can 😉
Process the cauliflower. Yes the blendtec can do that. a couple of long pulses and done.
Get ingredients together. Proof the yeast. Add to to the ingredients and knead.
Make a nice soft smooth dough.
Cover with towel and let rise until doubled.
Punch down, then fold it up like a jelly roll. Place seam side down in bread pan. Spray water generously on top. Sprinkle sesame seeds.
Let rise for 40-45 minutes until just about doubled. Then bake till golden.
Cauliflower Sandwich Bread
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, nut.
1 cup and 2 Tablespoons Water
1 Tablespoon active yeast
1 Tablespoon raw sugar or Maple syrup
2 cups unbleached white flour or bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup cauliflower rice/grated/pulsed
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin powder (optional)
1/4 tsp Italian herb blend (optional)
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (optional)
Activate the yeast in 1/4 cup warm water, with sugar. Mix and let sit for 5 minutes or until frothy. Grate, pulse or rice the cauliflower and measure 1 packed cup. I put 1.5 loaded cups small florets in the Blendtec and it game me a cup of cauliflower rice. In a bowl, mix all the flours, salt, spices, grated cauliflower. Add the yeast mixture, oil and a 3/4 cup water and knead into a dough. Add more water if needed. I needed 2 Tablespoons more. Knead for 6-8 minutes. Spray water on top, cover with a towel and let the dough rise until doubled. 1.5-2 hours. Punch the dough down, use a tablespoon or so flour and shape into a jelly roll. Place seam side down in a bread pan.
Spray water on top. Sprinkle Sesame seeds or oats. Cover with a towel and let rise for 45 minutes, or until close to doubled. The rise time depends on the ambient temperature, so as soon as the the bread has risen more than 1.5 time its original size, start up the oven to pre-heat. Bake in pre-heated 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes. Take bread out and remove from pan. Let cool completely before slicing.
Remember the pretty bread slices on this “finger” sandwich, they were this delicious cauliflower bread.
This bread is being shared at Ricki’s wellness weekend.