Whole Grain Seeded Bread and the Lovely Beans

When brown truck made a stop in front of the house few days ago, I was very surprised, because I received brand new Kitchen Aid Artisan mixer. O my, I was crazy happy. That was my early birthday gift from my dear husband. What a surprise and he couldn’t think of the better gift. So I was all over the recipes in the jiffy and decided to make my first bread, Whole Grain Seeded Bread.
Also I made wonderful meal with red kidney beans and turkey sausage, it is fabulous meal and needs excellent bread to go with it. What a match!

Whole Grain Seeded Bread


Ingredients

– 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
– 3/4 cup organic whole wheat pastry flour
– 1 package active dry yeast
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
– 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
– 3 tablespoons poppy
– 3 table spoon flax
– 1 cup water
– 1 tablespoon milk
– 1 egg white

Using the electric mixer with the dough hook and the large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, pastry flour, yeast, and salt.
In another bowl, mix the seeds.
In a saucepan,add water and warm over low heat until a thermometer reads 120 to 130 degrees F.
Add the liquid to the flour mixture with the egg white. Mix together until a soft dough forms.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.

Knead for 10 minutes, then shape into a ball.

Lightly oil a large stainless steel bowl. Add the dough, cover the bowl with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours until doubled in size.

When the dough has risen, punch the dough down with your fists and add 2 Tablespoons of the seed mixture working it into the dough. Reserve the 2 Tablespoons of seed mixture for the topping. Shape the dough into a loaf by rolling it into a loaf pan.
Cover the loaf pan with a towel and let rise for 1 hour until doubled in bulk.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F . Brush the top of the loaf with milk and sprinkle on the reserved seed mixture.

Bake the bread for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the bread from the pan and let cool completely.

Whole Grain Seeded bread is one of my favorite especially if has seeds such as flax seed, sunflower seed, sesame, and poppy seeds which are all good for you, particularly flax seed because of the essential fatty acids they contain.

Red Kidney Beans with Turkey Sausage

Ingredients

2 cans red kidney beans
1 red onion, cut
fresh ground pepper
sea salt
1 reduced fat turkey sausage
vegetable stock
paprika

In the large pot, brown the onion with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. Add the sausage and brown for additional 8 minutes.
Add the beans (drain all the extra liquid from the can, has a lot of sodium in it). I love to make my own vegetable stock with bay leaves and spices.

Give then a little stir, add little paprika, salt, pepper and vegetable stock.

Cook on the low for 45 minutes and let it stand for an hour or so before serving.
What a great meal this is. Delicious.

This dish is excellent source of protein and fiber. Kidney beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Reduced fat turkey sausage has 34g of protein, 16 g of fat, 6 % iron.

Kidney Beans

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4 comments

    1. Denise, you are funny:)
      Yes, that mixer is love of my kitchen life too and my best kitchen friend…I was waiting for that mixer for few years now and finally it’s all mine….we will be good friends:)

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