Wednesday, February 3, 2010

quick-and-easy brown bread, homie

Awhile back, I decided I didn't want to buy bread. Well, at least limit the bread I buy in the store. So that leaves me with either not eating bread or making bread. Since I suddenly have an intense cooking obsession, I decided to go ahead and make my bread (and day). I haven't gotten around to the real bread making... You know, the difficult-yeast-kneading-rising bread making. Instead, I made this incredibly easy brown bread. Pretty flavorful. Here it is.

Quick-and-Easy Brown Bread

1 1/2 cups soy milk or rice milk
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar (or distilled vinegar)
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup unbleached flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup raisins

• Preheat the oven to 325°F.
• Combine the soy milk or rice milk with the vinegar and set aside.
• In a large bowl, mix the flours, baking soda, and salt. Add the soy milk mixture, molasses, and raisins, stirring until just mixed. (The batter will be fairly stiff and sticky.)
• Spoon into a 5 x 9-inch lightly oiled loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.
• Remove from the pan and place on a rack to cool.

Makes 1 loaf


  1. have you tried hemp milk? not necessarily for bread, but like, in general? i ask because i recently bought some hemp milk ice cream (or "frozen dessert") and it is so creamy and delicious, which makes me think that the milk that makes it is also creamy and delicious. also, hemp, so, heal the world, man...

  2. I've wanted to try hemp milk for awhile now. I always forget to buy it when I go to the store. It is also kind of expensive, but maybe it's well worth the extra cost! Man, I love healing the world.

  3. hemp milk is tasty! I actually have a recipe to make it, you just buy those raw hemp seeds in bulk and some soy lecethin and bam. hemp milk. But it can get kind of pricey even to make it.