Whole Wheat Soda Bread with Millet and Currants Recipe

Looking for an easy Whole Wheat Soda Bread with Millet and Currants recipe? Learn how to make Whole Wheat Soda Bread with Millet and Currants using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by spotter77

Makes 12 servings



About what the name says. The millet is cooked with the currants (use Zante currants, btw) before adding to bread dough, which makes for amazing flavor. It can get a bit crumbly; the cookbook authors actually recommend white whole wheat flour instead of whole wheat if you can find it.

Recipe Ingredients for Whole Wheat Soda Bread with Millet and Currants

1 tsp. canola oil
1/2 cup millet, uncooked
1 cup water, boiling
1 1/2 cups currants
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp caraway seeds
1/2 cup vegan margarine, cold
1 1/4 cups soy milk
1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar

Recipe Directions for Whole Wheat Soda Bread with Millet and Currants

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F for at least 20 minutes.

  2. Grease a 9" round cake pan.

  3. Prepare the millet:

  4. In a saucepan, heat the canola oil over medium heat and add the millet. Stir constantly to toast the millet for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Pour in the boiling water, stir in the currants, and cover. Cook for 18-20 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the millet is plump. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Partially cover the millet and allow to cool to about room temperature.

  5. Prepare the dough:

  6. In a large bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the sugar and caraway seeds, then cut in the cold margarine with either a pastry cutter or two knives held together, until a crumbly mixture forms.

  7. Combine 1 1/4 cups of the soy milk and the vinegar in a measuring cup, and allow it to sit for a minute or two to curdle. Stir the curdled soy milk and the cooled millet mixture into the flour mixture. When a dough starts to form, knead it a few times in the bowl to form a dense ball of dough (if it's too moist, knead in more flour, 1 T. at a time). Don't overwork the dough.

  8. Pat the ball of dough into the prepared cake pan, allowing a 1/2 inch space all around from the edge of the pan, to form a round loaf. With a thin, sharp knife, cut a cross into the top of the loaf. Brush the top of the loaf with soy milk, and brush it a few more times during the baking process. Bake 45-50 minutes or until it is well browned and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 152.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
288
Calories from Fat
83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.2g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
461mg
19%
Potassium
284mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
44.2g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
7.8g
Protein
5.9g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 8% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
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