All I can say about this bread is that it is delicious as well as truly fragrant. Not too many calories as compared to other bread recipes, and works just fine for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply as a snack.
It looked and tasted just great, but the only problem I felt was that it was a little delicate and gave way easily. Not sure if its the binding agent or anything else. I would like it to be more firm next time, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
I have tweaked the original recipe to make it eggless and also added/subtracted a few ingredients to suit our taste. The original recipe is here.
Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
All-purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 2 tbsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Dried Italian seasoning ( or just dried Oregano as in orig. recipe) - 1 tbsp
Ground Cumin - 1 tsp
Dried Red Chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
Whole Cumin - 1 tsp
Buttermilk - 1 1/2 cups
Fat free milk - 1/4 cup
Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
Black Olives, drained, rinsed and sliced - 1 can
Walnuts, chopped - 1 cup, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
- Coat a 9x5 inch loaf pan or a square pan or baking sheet with oil or non-stick spray.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, dried herbs, whole cumin, ground cumin, red chilli flakes, in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir with a fork to distribute.
- Add the buttermilk, milk, and oil. Stir until moistened. Stir in the olives and nuts (if using).
- Smooth the dough into prepared pan or if using baking sheet, form dough into a ball shape, place on pan and flatten into a round about 3 inches high. Brush a little olive oil on top if desired.
- Bake about 40-45 minutes, or until brown and knife inserted into center comes out clean.
- Reduce or omit the cumin seeds if you feel its too much, since there is ground cumin also. We love it, so I have added the whole ones too.
- I have added the red chilli flakes for the extra zing. You may skip it.
- I have used the store-bought cultured buttermilk.
This makes its way to BBD#18- Quick Breads, hosted by Mansi of Fun & Food Blog. Thanx for hosting Mansi.
This also goes to the Egg Substitute Event - Yogurt/Buttermilk, hosted by Madhuram of Eggless Cooking.
Thanx to so many of you who mentioned here about this event, this now also goes to AFAM-Olives hosted by Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes.
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