Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)

Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)

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Who can resist a slice of fresh warm bread spattered with honey! With minimal ingredients and a very easy method, this Brown Bread recipe is a sure-shot way to make tasty, low-calorie whole wheat bread at home.

If you wish to make bread, the first thing to do is learn how to handle the yeast – the temperature of the water is very important to activate the yeast. If the water is too hot or too cold, the yeast-water mixture will not froth at all, and you are unlikely to get soft and spongy bread. But, once you take care to activate your yeast with lukewarm water, then making this Brown Bread is a breeze.

With a mild tinge of olive oil and the comforting aroma of homemade bread, this recipe is sure to steal your heart.Create tasty sandwiches and toasts like Baked Corn Open Toast , Carrot and Celery Sandwich , Crispy Asparagus Rolls , Cottage Cheese and Dill Canapés , Mushroom Oregano Open Sandwich , Potato Tikki Sandwich etc. using brown bread.

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Brown Bread ( Low Calorie) recipe - How to make Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  45 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 bread loaf (16 slice )
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2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tbsp instant dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for sprinkling
1/4 tsp olive oil for brushing
  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and ¼ cup of warm water in a bowl, cover it with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the whole wheat flour, salt and yeast-sugar mixture in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough warm water.
  3. Add the olive oil and knead very well till the dough is smooth.
  4. Shape the dough into a proper round using both your hands while tucking the edges at the bottom.
  5. Cover it with a dry muslin cloth and keep aside in a warm place for 45 minutes or till the dough is double in size.
  6. Sprinkle the whole wheat flour over a smooth, flat surface, place the dough over it and knead it very well using both your hands. If the dough is getting sticky while kneading, then sprinkle little whole wheat flour as required.
  7. Tap the dough with your fingers and spread it to make a 250 mm. X 200 mm. (10” x 8”) diameter oval shape.
  8. Roll the dough to make a 200 mm. (8”) long cylindrical roll and place it in a greased bread loaf tin. Cover it with a dry muslin cloth and again keep aside in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  9. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
  10. Lower the temperature to 180°c (360°f) and bake it for 20 minutes.
  11. Once the bread loaf is slightly cooled, de-mould it and keep aside to cool slightly.
  12. Brush the bread loaf with little olive oil.
  13. Once the bread loaf has cooled completely, cut it into 13 mm. ( ½’) bread slices.
  14. Serve immediately or use as required.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per slice
Energy75 cal
Protein2.5 g
Carbohydrates15.4 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat0.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium125.2 mg

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Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)
 on 08 May 18 10:28 AM

Mam, I wan to prepare wheat bread in my otg. Is it possible with the prescribed temperature??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sirisha, Yes, you can make this in OTG with the mentioned temperature and time.
08 May 18 02:01 PM
Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)
 on 22 Sep 17 11:25 AM

Altogether mine came out good ..As a first timer am happy .need few more tips to improve the texture as my loaf was little hard and sticky in center with wheatish taste .smell too needed to improve as fermented taste smell parents didn''t like.and how to improve the colour ..needed a bit more brownish.plz help me with more tips
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Lubna, Thank you for the feedback.. As this bread is 100% whole wheat.. it will be little dense.. as there is no mix of any other flours.. Regarding the taste, if you wish you can mix other flours like bajra or nachni.. which will lesser the smell and taste of the wheat. I would also advice you to brush olive oil immediately.. once it is out of the oven.. After olive oil is brushed, let it cool completely on it own, this will help in making the loaf soft and also.. firm from inside. When the loaf is hot.. the cooking process is continued till it is cooled completely. You will also not get the fermented taste. This is the natural colour of wheat, as in the market they do add caramalised sugar to get the deep-brown colour. I hope these few pointers would help you to make the bread perfect..
22 Sep 17 04:03 PM
Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)
 on 01 Jun 17 01:21 AM

What is the average calorie count per slice?
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for asking. 63 Calories per slice. We have updated the recipe per slice.
01 Jun 17 12:57 PM
Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)
 on 28 May 17 07:19 AM

Hello Mam,in place of olive oil what other oil can we use,by using other oil can we get the same taste,and what type and brand of olive oil should we use.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vijay any sunflower oil, canola oil, ricebran oil you can use. We dont promote any brand saffola, sundrop.... loads of them are there.... mustard oil gives a peculiar taste ans smell, any other oil will not change the taste.
29 May 17 09:50 AM
Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)
 on 26 Mar 17 12:07 AM

I have tried the recipe of brown bread by Tarla Dalal.. It came out very nice & tasty.. Its very easy recipe for the beginners.Thanku so much for the easy recipe..
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kinds words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
27 Mar 17 09:32 AM
Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)
 on 12 Nov 16 02:58 PM

I dont have can make it in a pressure cooker??how should the heating be?? Also will ta bread be okay if i dont add sugar?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, We have not tried this recipe in a pressure cooker. However you can try and see.
14 Nov 16 08:40 AM
Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)
 on 03 Aug 16 04:04 PM

I tried this recipe and I am very happy with its outcome. The taste, the appearance and the texture, all is like ready made bread. But what''s satisfying is the assurance of eating a completely whole wheat bread which otherwise is not possible when we buy ready made whole wheat bread. TX for the recipe.