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Healthy multi-grain bread

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Recently I bought a KitchenAid stand mixer which entitled me to enroll for 2 free baking classes provided by Mayer.

 

During my 1st baking class, I learnt how to make healthy multigrain bread and green tea castella cakes. The class was conducted by a young and talented chef (Chef Sam) who gave a lot of valuable baking tips. Both the items turned out to be very delicious, especially the freshly baked bread which was just the right kind of healthy bread I like. With its moist and chewy texture and crusty top, this bread would be my perfect choice for breakfast. I can hardly find breads that are of better quality and texture in my neighbourhood bakeries (which tend to use a lot of preservatives and bread improver).

 

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However, I failed terribly in my first attempt to make this bread. The reason being, the dough was too sticky due to over-kneading. And, after 2 hours of proofing, the dough only managed to rise slightly. I wrote to Chef Sam for help to trouble-shoot this problem and he very kindly pointed me to where I went wrong.

 

I made my second attempt at making the bread again the next day following Chef Sam’s advice. This time, things were  much better, although the dough still took quite a while to proof. The top dropped slight after cooling down. I told Chef Sam about it, and he again graciously gave me some helpful pointers and words of encouragement.

 

A few days later, I made my 3rd attempt at making the bread. Although the result was not a 100% success, I was very satisfied with the end product.  It came close to the type of homemade multigrain bread that I wish to make for my family. The taste was so good that “You can even eat it on its own”. Sounds familiar?

 

It’s really worth all the efforts that went into trying to make this bread. I will definitely make it more regularly for my family.

 

This bread recipe uses the sponge dough method. You start with making a sponge (initial dough). After fermentation, the sponge will be added to the rest of the ingredients for proofing. It will require slightly more time compared to straight dough method. But, this method can produce better quality bread.

 

I like to express my deepest appreciation to Chef Sam for his generosity in allowing me to share this recipe with my readers. He is currently running an online bakery – Sam’s Cakes and Bakes, that offers a variety of healthier yet mouth-watering cakes. Besides that, he also conducts culinary and baking courses. Hop over to his website for a visit!

 

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50 Comments

  1. Your bread looks great! I’ve been having a lot of fun with bread baking lately, and tasting fresh from the oven is the best.

  2. Amy says:

    Baking my own bread is something I must try one of these days!

  3. Very good try! This bread is very healthy. I like this country look of crusty bread, beautiful!

  4. homeladychef says:

    You bake your own bread? Yummy!!! I really like to have one now! Breakfast? Where is my breakfast?!

  5. OMG, this is crazy, you made this bread from scratch. I salute you!!

  6. lingzie says:

    yumm~~~ nothing beats fresh bread right out of the oven!! and without a bread maker some more!!

  7. kongkay says:

    looks absolutely beautiful, and the texture. i guess with the new toy, there’ll be a lot more baking from that kitchen helper.

  8. yummy yummy… that’s the exact word that I wanna say it out to you now!!! wish I could grab one of these… 😉

  9. love the texture of your healthy bread,soft!! wah!! so nice buy KA can get FREE lesson!! wonder why we don’t have the deal over here!

  10. Selba says:

    I wish I have a digital measurement 🙂

  11. ck lam says:

    Indeed a lovely loaf of bread. I am sure junior will love it.

  12. Alice says:

    Wow! This bread looks so marvelous! Bravo LK! I would surely give it a try!

  13. Dora says:

    Wa! Looks very much like those i bought. But this one is certainly better than those in markets!

  14. You are good in baking!!!! Now I can understand how you missed your oven when the door glass broken into pieces!!!
    Thanks for the recipe!

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  16. Can you hear me clapping my hands? This looks heavenly! Well done!

  17. That loaf looks perfect! Must be the 3rd attempt one yeah?
    Hehe..

    U knw wat? I bought a breadmaker frm Sg, Redman.
    Aft ONE attempt at making bread, it spoiled!
    Grr…now I’m waiting for someone to help me bring it over to Sg. Sigh…

  18. felicia says:

    i love the sound of this. multi grain!
    just my type of stuff 🙂
    and i love making bread. SOOOOO FUN!
    i somehow feel like youre psychic.
    you know what to make and blog about to make me happy.
    hahahaha!

  19. Ching says:

    Love the texture of your bread, looks really good like store-bought.

  20. mycookinghut says:

    This looks really good! Congrats on your Kitchen Aid Mixer.. I definitely would like to add this gadget to my kitchen in the future.. ehhe.
    By the way, what kind of baking tin did you use?

  21. noobcook says:

    Your bread looks fantastic! And the flaxseeds and wheatgerm make it so healthy too. I’ve always wanted a kitchenaid, I’m still waiting for a chance to go US (or a friend to go) to buy one hehe

  22. tigerfish says:

    A loaf of goodness and many more to come!

  23. sounds fun, I too can’t wait for BBo’s bread baking clas, I will definitely get my hands to dive into the dough!

  24. babe_kl says:

    congrats on your new equipment, i’ve enjoyed mine for the past 7 years 😀

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  26. Ching says:

    Will we get this kind result using bread maker machine

  27. Sally Soh says:

    May i know the recipe of multigrain bread suitable to use on bread making machine ?

  28. Gladys says:

    Hi, I have been following your blog since my twins were 1 year old. I have tried a lot of your recipes but never have the courage to try my hands at making bread. I finally did today and wished I have done it sooner. It turns out great!!

    • food-4tots says:

      Gladys: So happy to know that you had taken the first step and it was a great success!! It is definitely worth all the efforts you put in as nothing can beat homemade. Bravo and keep up the great job! 🙂

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