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Old 08-24-2003, 09:19 AM   #1
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hi! well, im baking bread again this weekend. this week, im looking for a bread which somehow involves carrots and honey. anybody? if possible, it should be healthy and i want to have it wheat free. and not like carrot bread as in cake, but bread bread, like with yeast or something.
jewish new year is coming up, and carrots and honey are some of the symbolic foods we eat for a good year, just in case anybody cares.
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Old 08-24-2003, 11:47 AM   #2
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I'm sure not an authority on the subject, but it seems to me that, without the high gluten content of wheat, any leavened bread will have a more cake-like consistency. It will be intersting to see if anyone can suggest a recipe that will give your desired result, Esther.
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Old 08-24-2003, 05:38 PM   #3
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no, i dont think it should be a problem. i know that splelt can easily replace wheat, and produce a good leavened bread. oat, spelt, rye, quinoa, barley, millet and wheat are just a number of grains which can produce a good leavened bread.
thanks anyway, i really appreciate your help.
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Old 08-24-2003, 09:07 PM   #4
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Out of pure curiosity, I did a simple Google search for "carrot bread", and came up with more than I could look at.

Some use no flour of any kind, using baking soda for leavening. Others use a variety of flours, usually whole wheat & bread flour. No obvious reason your non-wheat flours could not be substituted successfully. And honey could surelly replace the sugar called for.

Incidently, spelt is a variety of wheat, and those other "grains" you mentioned tend to require some wheat flour or something like gum amaranth to contain the gasses from the yeast for successful leavening. In all cases, the loaf is "heavy" as compared to wheaat loaves. (Not necessarilly a bad thing!)
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Old 08-25-2003, 07:57 AM   #5
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right, right. i did a search too, and most of the recipes where more like cake. like you know how its called banana bread, but its really a cake?
i want to use spelt, i think. i know that spelt is easily to replace wheat with and it rises pretty well, the other grains to usually need a bit of something.
so i found a regular nice bread recipe (well,i hope so, its called the best bread in the world) and just use honey instead of sugar, and substitute the spelt, if i can obtain some. do you thing i could just add grated carrot, or would i need to replace some of the flour with it? and maybe just some chopped walnuts too. what do you thing about adding in the carrot?
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:51 AM   #6
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Esther, O bake mostly a simple white bread - "Italian" style, using olive oil and honey. And I'm still in the novice stage even at that. So my ideas are far from expert. As for adding carrot - I'd expect one should do just that: add it, not as a replacement. Especially if using a low-gluten flour like spelt. You'll need all the gluten you can get. Honey in place of sugar is a common thing. I've found it necessary to add a lot more of it than the sugar for the same effect.

Have fun, and let us know the results.
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Old 08-26-2003, 07:22 AM   #7
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i really want to do this bread thing for this weekend, but im torn... there are all these amazing concerts on around the country and i dont know what do choose, or when to do what, etc. funny how we invent problems, when , thank G-d we dont have any. i know this is nothing to do with cooking, but i just thought id share it.
apologies...
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Esther - sounds to me like you need to take in some conerts - you can bake a loaf of bread anytime you want. There, anything else I can help with????
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:36 PM   #9
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so today i was on a quest for spelt. i went to a local bakery, called seven grains bakery, because of a special bread they sell by the same name.
apparently, a name is all it is, because it doesnt even contain spelt, the owner with the long blond ear-locks confessed apologetically.
anwyay, so time is running out, looks like i might be back to whole wheat. no shame in that, i guess, even though spelt is better for you. maybe i could give the health food store a try.
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Old 08-28-2003, 07:12 PM   #10
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so on the phone, long distance to my mum tonight, who was in defense of wheat. everyone is mean to wheat and says that you should go off it, in favour of other grains, which is why i was looking for spelt. (peer pressure...) but she was saying that its like , one of the western worlds staples and as long as you are staying away from all the artificial rubbish that comes along with it, its okay. so im doing that. whole wheat honey and carrot bread. wish me luck!
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