Monday, 28 September 2015

100% Whole Wheat Batter Bread | 100% Whole Wheat No Knead Bread | No Knead Atta Bread



We woke up to a clear morning…the way it is in autumn- Cloudless sky with crisp morning Sun that is pleasantly warm. A swarm of dragonflies buzzed around our pond, getting attention of a baby garden lizard hiding in the curry leaf plant. Its tiny head moved in sync with the movement of the dragonflies which it assumed to be its prey but was too reluctant to dart and grab one, or was still learning the nuances of hunting.   


By afternoon, some stray clouds gathered and rumbled. They rumbled and rattled with flashes of lightening followed by deafening thunder. Soon there was a good downpour. A white cheeked bulbul sang in the branches of the mango tree, enjoying rain.


Plan of baking a whole wheat bread was tweaked a bit. 



Instead of regular loaf, a batter bread was baked. Just one rise and a yeasty loaf is ready for dinner. Simple and easy recipe that comes in handy when you have less time and you want to bake a bread.


100% Whole Wheat Batter Bread | 100% Whole Wheat No Knead Bread | No Knead Atta Bread
Recipe source – www.kingarthurflour.com
I used honey in place of molasses, maple syrup, dark corn syrup, or brown sugar corn syrup. My requirement of water was also slightly more.
Ingredients                                               
1 cup lukewarm water (you may require more water if the batter seems little  dry & not mixing well)
¼ cup fresh orange juice
¼ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
¼ cup milk powder
1 ¼ teaspoon salt
3 cups whole wheat flour (Atta)
Method
Heavily grease one 8 ½ inches x 4 ½ inches loaf pan. Sprinkle corn meal or whole wheat flour.
Combine all the ingredients. Beat the mixture well. Ensure a homogenous texture. I used a steel ladle. If you are using an electric mixture, set on a high speed. The dough will be very sticky. Scoop it into the prepared pan.
Keep the pan in a warm place. Cover it with a greased plastic wrap. I kept mine inside the oven without the wrap. Let it rise for an hour or till it crests slightly above the rim of the pan. In the last stages of rising, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Bake for 45-50 minutes. Tent with aluminum foil after 20 minutes. The top should turn golden brown.

Cool in the rack. Slice when cold or slice next day.

21 comments:

  1. Namita, Iam a great fan of your recipes. For this particular one may i know which brand atta you used. I tried many times and floped. I m very much interested to bake whole wheat bread.

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    1. Hi Kani, Thank You for visiting my blog. For my whole wheat breads, i use brands like Aashirvaad or Pillsbury. Even local atta sourced from hills gives a nice loaf. Bread baking does give heart aches in the beginning. Once you understand the nuances, you get addicted to it. Hope you get your loaf right and enjoy baking.

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    2. Namita, thank you so much for your reply. I tried both of your whole wheat oats bread as well as fruits and nuts bread. It came out well . Very good recipe. I tried with Ashirvad atta. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. Btw , can I I have your e-mail I'd?

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    3. Hello Kani, I am so happy that your breads came out well. A perfect loaf is a source of great happiness is'nt it? Sure here is my e-mail id : [email protected]

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  2. Hi...loaf luks fab..plz let me know how will the measurement the method vary if we are using dry active yeast, instead of instant..thanks

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    1. Hi, You may use the same quantity of active dry yeast as mentioned in the recipe. You will have to activate the yeast first. Take 1/4 cup warm water and dissolve 1/2 tsp of sugar. Add yeast. stir. Cover and leave for 15 minutes. It should foam. Add it to the batter along with remaining 3/4 cup water. Happy Baking!

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  3. love to bake this simple n healthy bread

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    1. Thanks Lovely. Hope you bake this one and enjoy !

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  4. I really like the look of this one Namita. It would be perfect for if you were busy and racing around trying to get something on the table for dinner. I wonder if you made this with beer instead of water what it would be like? Might have to give it a go for Stevie-boy :). I LOVE that little lizard and that Bulbul appears to have a horn in the middle of his head. A wet unicorn with feathers ;)

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  5. Hi! I tried this yesterday and turned out to be good, infact very good. thanks for sharing this !
    enjoy your blog. pls. keep posting and U r helping the naive one's like us!

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    1. Hello Seetha, Thank you so much. Your kind words motivate me :)

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  6. Hi ..i m a new ti baking ...can i make bread loaf in conventional microwave ...n at wot temperature?? Tia

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    1. Hello Leena, welcome to the beautiful world of baking breads. Leena, i have never baked in a microwave. I am not too sure. But I think you can bake bread in convection mode.

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  7. Hi namita, i started following ur blog very recently. I admire the breads hv made. Even im very fond of baking n cooking bt im very new into this kinda cooking though my family thinks im great at cooking the usual menu like dals subzis n rotis. In ur last comment u hv written that u dont use a microwave. Can i pls tell my what do u use fr baking and whats the size of ur machine. I own both micro with convection and a small OTG.
    Thanx in advance.
    PREET

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    1. Hi Babbupreet, thank you for visiting my blog. You must bake breads. Its a wonderful experience. I use Bajaj OTG 20 L. It bakes two loaves at a time. Morphy Richards is a good brand and is very popular these days. You may use the OTG that you have. Breads come out well in OTG. Happy Baking!

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  8. Hi namita, iwish to mke it for dinner tonite.I hv all the ingredients except orange juice! Can I skip it?? Tia

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    1. Hi Sakshi, yes you can skip orange juice. It is optional. You may add water instead. Enjoy your dinner 🍞

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  9. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe! Easy to prepare and tastes delicious even without a spread!

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  10. Hi Namita..recently started following ur blog...awesome recipes ..wud love to try this bread ,seems quite hassle free... Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipes ....

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    1. Thank You Shivani, I hope you try out my recipes and enjoy them. Thank You for visiting my space.

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