Thursday, November 29, 2012

Whole Grain Braid (vegan)

I couldn't wait to try out my new "egg replacement powder" and this vegan recipe was a perfect thing to experiment on. A hearty, whole grain braided bread that is an awesome mix of light and hearty. Whole wheat flour takes longer to raise, so if going with white flour, don't go by my timing. Also, I have no idea yet how to replace real eggs with the replacement powder so I can't put those quotients out there. All I know is I had one happy husband, coming home to a home filled with the scent of freshly baked bread! This paired so well with Quinoa Chili....

Whole Grain Braid

2 tsp yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 tsp egg replacement powder with 1 cup water
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Dissolve yeast in water with sugar. Let sit 15 mins until bubbly. Mix egg replacement with the 1 cup water and whisk thoroughly. Dump bubbly yeast, salt, oil, and egg water in a bowl. Add flour and knead for ten mins or until smooth. Put dough in an oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for 1hr45mins. Punch down and divide into three ropes. Proceed to braid dough ropes making sure to pinch ends. Let raise again until doubled, about 45 mins to 1 hour. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with basil. Bake on 350 for 25 minutes. 


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    1. How exciting! Thanks for the comment! Can't wait to check out your blog, too :-)