16 April 2014


Everyone's wish is to bake thr own bread n def mine too.. I usually buy wheat bread and recently the bread was stale before its expiry date and this puzzled me.. Went to the shopkeeper and he never accepted after loads of arguments he exchanged it.. This incident made me to finally try my hands on baking bread.. The amount of preservative, improver n regulator used in making one pkt of bread shocked me..

Pitched into the organic shop picked up whole wheat organic flour 5 kgs just Rs.20 higher than the usual branded ones who claim no refined flour is added but tats not wat it is.. n tried em n i succeeded not bad..ehh..

I usually buy bread only to make bread upma and very rarely toast em if my hunger strikes not more than 2 slices.. Got a perfect bread recipe form Dassana she's got amazing recipes..
What you need:
3 cups - Organic whole wheat flour
1 to 1.25 cups - Water
1 tsp instant yeast or ½ tbsp dry active yeast
1 tsp - Salt
1 tbsp - Unrefined cane sugar or regular sugar
2 tbsp - Olive oil
2 tbsp - Yogurt or 1.5 tbsp vinegar
Some milk for brushing the top of the bread
How to make:
In a deep dish add salt, instant yeast, sugar, oil, curd and mix well. Add flour and slowly keep adding water and make into soft dough this will be slightly sticky. Brush some water cover it with kitchen towel and rest for 30 mins.

Now lightly punch n knead the dough make a log of the dough, seam the edges and place it in a greased loaf pan covered for 40 mins and this will give 2nd rise.

Preheat the oven at 220 degrees C for 20 minutes. Bake for 25 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped.

Remove from the loaf pan and keep it on a wired tray to cool.

How to make Bread upma:
2 cups - Wheat bread
1 cup - Mixed veggies (Carrot, beans, green pepper n broccoli) chopped
1 no - Onion, chopped
2 nos - Tomatoes, chopped
1 no - Green chilli, slit
1/2 tsp - Red chilli powder
Turmeric podwer - gen pinch
Hing - gen pinch
Salt as reqd
2 tbsp - Coriander, chopped
1 tsp - Olive oil

Heat oil saute onions, green chilly well add tomatoes cook till it softens add veggies, red chilli, turmeric, hing, salt and 1/4 cup water and cook till they are nearly done.

Add chopped bread slices mix well switch the stove add coriander and serve hot!!


  1. Wonderful preparation.. looks super soft and perfect.. great job :)

  2. Love that huge loaf of home made bread... want to make my own but haven't got the courage to do it yet, as I am not sure how long it would sit and how fast I would be able to finish... the bread upma looks delicious... I tried another recipe recently and it was really bad... :( urs looks like a must try...

  3. awesome...wonderful preparation

  4. Bread upma is my fav.with whole wheat,it is more healthy!

  5. lovedd..both the bread and the upma version . beautifully presented !!

  6. Is there a difference in taste for the better between bread made from organic flour and freshly baked bread bought that is not stale?

    1. yup def i do find the ones picked from stores hv charred crust many at times n u need to discard them but that is not the with case home baking breads.. n more so ever addnl improvers n regulators not used in home baked which is better i guess..

  7. upma is awesome . i do very rarely :D toasting is some what easy i feel :D

  8. Really making our own bread is safe.came out perfect Kalpana and upma turned out yummy

  9. Perfectly baked bread Kalpana. And the bread upma looks delicious, tempting click !!

  10. looks delicious with home made bread :)

  11. Bread came out prefect sis.. That upma is asking me to have some.

  12. so p erfect n healthy bread!!!