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It always helps to have a Quick Bread recipe

Posted on 6:11 PM by

Hello everyone! I'm sure by now, after all the festive celebrations, yearly roundups and some high ideal resolution making, life is back to its routine. Great, now we can chat without the fireworks and marathon cookie baking session to interrupt us. Just kidding, hope 2012 is proving great in every sense of the word.

Today while doing my usual blog hopping and blog discovery, I came across the term BC. Now only difference was that this signified a life "before child". How true is that?? As all mothers out there will nod there heads in great unity about a life that seems to be from a different era. The one that was where time was at our mercy, not the other way round. The only planning needed was to utilise it and not in how to squeeze precious moments for ourselves. 

And this struck even more because I found this term while I was eagerly googling for a "quick bread" recipe. Couldn't help but wonder, that why do I need a quick bread recipe, when there so many great traditional bread recipes out there. Well simply because with a demanding kid right there, you never know what you would be doing when's its time to deflate the dough, or leave it aside for second rise. In all these unpredictable situations, it surely helps to have a nice "quick bread" recipe.

Now this recipe, which is originally from 101 cookbooks, uses a blend of all purpose flour, whole meal flour and oats. And uses honey in place of sugar, making it a nice and healthy go to bread. With a simple act of mixing all ingredients and leaving it to rise for 30 mins, before baking, there's not much that a kid can meddle with!!

So if you need a side dish to serve along with your pasta, or if you just realized that the loaf in the fridge has finished or if just feeling hungry, this is the answer to all those quick bread needs. After all what can beat the aroma of freshly baked bread, hot from the oven? Absolutely nothing!! So just slice the loaf and butter it generously to have a hearty bite. 

Quick Brown Bread Recipe
Recipe Source: Cook Republic 

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole meal flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
2 1/4 tsp/ 1 packet instant yeast
1 tbsp honey
1 1/4 warm water
1 tsp salt (Refer Note)

  1. Sprinkle yeast in the warm water. Add honey and give a stir. Leave it aside for 10-15 mins, till the mixture becomes frothy. (Indication that the yeast has acted, else discard the mixture).
  2. Butter the bottom and sides of an 8" loaf tine. Keep it aside.
  3. Mix the flour, oats and salt in a large bowl. Add the yeast mixture and blend it well.
  4. Spoon this mixture in the prepared tin. Cover it with a wet cloth and leave it in a warm place for 30 mins to rise.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F. Remove the cloth and place the loaf tin in the pre heated oven. Bake for 35-40 mins, till browned.
  6. Serve warm with butter or jam

Note: Orginal recipe states 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes. But as I like my bread to have more salt and like to eat it with unsalted butter, I increased it to 1 tsp salt. So adjust as per your liking). Also next time I would try adding few herbs and cheese in it for added flavours. Will let you know that tastes.

Sharing this loaf with Bake Fest the event started by Vardhini and being hosted by Pumpkin Farms and with New Year, New Dish event by UK Rasoi.

22 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. Poornima NairJanuary 9, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    That's a fabulous recipe and love how soft the bread looks!

  2. jeyanthiJanuary 9, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    looks yummy, i'm sure it tastes heavenly too.

  3. Taste JunctionJanuary 9, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Thanks gals for such quick response :)

  4. Hamaree RasoiJanuary 9, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Awesome pics of the bread. Looks so soft and moist.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. AarthiJanuary 9, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    yummy...tasty one..Bookmarked


  6. PriyankaJanuary 9, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    I am all for brown foods, this bread looks so good! Definitely going to try it!

  7. SravsJanuary 9, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    wonderful pics !! yummy bread perfectly baked !!

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  8. divyaJanuary 10, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    Delicious and inviting recipe. Looks simply yummy.

  9. Now ServingJanuary 10, 2012 at 3:40 AM

    A perfect bake, Anamika :) Looks delicious!!!

  10. Amina KhaleelJanuary 10, 2012 at 5:06 AM

    fabulous recipe... looks delicious..

  11. AnonymousJanuary 10, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    What is whole meal flour?

  12. PriyaJanuary 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Bread looks seriously prefect and fabulous.

  13. MaayekaJanuary 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    soft ,moist and healthy bread..thanks for sharing the recipe..will try this soon..

  14. Taste JunctionJanuary 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Thanks let me know it turns out for u all!!

  15. Taste JunctionJanuary 10, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    @Anonymous Wholemeal flour is also called whole wheat flour in some countries, and is basically a coarser flour than the refined all purpose flour. Its healthier, but not everyone likes it tastes, but since in this recipe its balanced with all purpose flour, the texture would be lighter than bread with only whole wheat flour. Please remember that its different than the Indian chapatti flour.

  16. Anisha RanjitJanuary 11, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    This is a great recipe... and it takes only 30 mins for the yeast to act... that's too good

  17. Taste JunctionJanuary 11, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    @Anisha Ranjit Yes that's the best part of the recipe that its os quick!! Do give it a try!!

  18. MyFudo™January 12, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    Love this recipe...I agree, everyone should have a Quick Bread Recipe. I am more into cakes and pastries but for 2012 I want to try more breads and loaves. I am not a really good bread-baker but I don't give up. I will have to keep trying. Page, bookmarked...Thanks fot the recipe!

  19. AnonymousJanuary 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    This looks yummy! I want to make it now. Quick question: how much water must I use? The recipe doesn't say. Is it 1 1/4 cups? Thanks!

  20. RenukaMarch 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Wow! This looks really simple.. I'm going to try it soon.. thanks for sharing

  21. Apoorva SaiSeptember 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Thanks for giving quick Bread recipe and it is a very attractive recipe. Here number of new varieties of homemade Bread recipes and great taste.

  22. Riya SinghSeptember 4, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    This roll is new version of stuffed paratha and also easy to make these roll.
    Kathi Roll

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