Saturday, August 23, 2008

Multigrain Bread , Brilliant Weblog Prize & Arte Y Pico Award

Recipe by:zainab

This is my entry for BreadBakingDay #13, Whole Grain Breads, hosted by Jude (Apple Pie, Patis, and Paté) .

Deadline: September 1st, 2008

Makes 1 loaf or 12 rolls .

1/2 cup Oat bran (I used Bob’s Red Mill brand)
1/4 cup Ground Golden Flaxseed (I used Bob’s Red Mill brand)
2/3 cup Oats.
1/4 cup Rye flour (I used Doves Farm brand)
1 1/4 cups Whole Wheat Graham FLOUR (I used Hodgson Mill brand).
3 cups Country Grain Bread flour ( I used Allinson brand)
1/4 cup date molasses or honey
1/4 cup oil.
2 cup water or as needed.
2 teaspoons salt.
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast.

1) Put the oats, oat bran & water together in a saucepan and set the heat to medium high , continue to stir until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes or so. When the mixture thickens, remove from heat, stir in date molasses & oil, and let it cool to room temperature.

2) Place all ingredients in the bowl of mixer; beat 10 minutes to make soft dough.

3) Cover dough and let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 60-90 minutes.

For Bread:

Shape into loaf, cover; let it rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 40-60 minutes.
Bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes.

For Rolls:

Divide dough into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, take one piece of dough and shape it into your favorites shape.

Place the rolls on a baking sheet, brush the top with milk, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Cover and let rise for 30-40 minutes.

Bake at 350 F, for 20-25 minutes or until browned.

For Feta Cheese & Zaatar breakfast Rolls:

Roll the dough into rectangle. Fill with 1/2 cup Feta Cheese or more, sprinkle with Zaatar & a drizzle of olive oil.

Roll up from the long side and seal well. Cut into 12 even slices.

Place the slices on a baking sheet.

Cover and let rise for 30-40 minutes.

Bake at 350 F, for 20-25 minutes or until browned.


During the last few weeks Haley @ Appoggiatura & George @ Culinary Travels Of A Kitchen Goddess were kind enough to pass the “Brilliant Weblog Prize” to us .
Thank you so much Haley & George sengihnampakgigi


Brilliant Weblog is a prize given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and their design. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogsphere. Here are the rules to follow:

  1. When you recieve the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.

  2. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog’.

We pass this award to :

Cynthia @ Tastes Like Home.

Deeba @ Passionate About Baking .

Mallugirl @ Malabar Spices.

Susan @ wild yeast.

Kevin @ Closet Cooking .

Gretchen Noelle @ Canela & Comino.

Jai and Bee @ Jugalbandi.

We also recieved the Arte Y Pico Award from Rajani @ vegetarian in me.
Thank you Rajani


The rules of Arte Y Pico award are:

Pick five blogs who deserve this award because the content of their blog is creative, interesting, and they inspire the blogging community. Each recipient has to have their name and link back to their blog. The recipient must display the award and link back to the blog that awarded them the award. The recipient must also show the link back to Arte y Pico blog so everyone knows the origin of the award.

& we pass on this award to :

Manuela @ Baking History.

jeena @ jeena's kitchen.

Yasmeen @ Health Nut.

Mona @ Zaiqa .

Mandira & Aswin @ Ahaar.

Congratulations to all celebrate.... Enjoy your Award babai

Thank you again Haley,George & Rajani sengihnampakgigi


Anonymous said...

AsSalaam Alaykum,
Thanks for passing the award to me Zainab and Meedo. I'm truly elated.
The breads look gorgeous.

Jenny said...

What gorgeous looking bread! I am a horrible bread baker and am drooling over the beauty of your pictures!! Greta blog, I look forward to visiting often!

Arabic Bites said...

You're so welcome ,I'm glad you stopped by :)

Thank you for the comment,Your blog is very interesting glad to found it. Looking forward to reading through your posts.

zainab :)

Deeba PAB said...

What fab looking bread...multigrain makes it look GRAND! I love the rolls with feta & zatar too. Have read so much about Zatar but it's something you can't find everywhere & easily. Thank you *humbly* for passing the 'brilliant' award to me...*BLUSH* *COURTESY*...cheers Deeba

Arabic Bites said...

Thanks for the nice comments!
if you can't find zaatar try my recipe for Homemade zaatar.
Hope you like it.

zainab :)

Dori said...

Congratulations on the awards :) The bread look so healthy and tasty!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the spicy zaatar breakfast rolls. They look like exactly the sort of thing to wake one up in the morning. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Great bread. For the last 7-8 years we too make whole grain breads. So much more flavorful. Thanks for thinking about us...


Chef Jeena said...

Thank you so much for the award it is so very kind of you :-)

I love all of the bread recipes here they look so wholesome and delicious, you are always great at making bread, it is better than what I have seen in some shops!

Anonymous said...

Your the best!

Arabic Bites said...


Tom Aarons,
Give it a try I'm sure you will like it.

You're welcome ,I love your blog,looking forward to try your healthy recipes.

Thank you so much for the nice comment,you're sooo sweet :)

Joyce and Cliff,
Thanks,glad to see you here :)

zainab :)

Anonymous said...

Savory breakfast rolls with zaatar -- how brilliant! Congratulations on two well-deserved awards and thank you so much for passing on to me.

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! Thank you for sharing this with the world- I love to dabble into various cultures and eats. Feta Cheese... OH YUM but it is so expensive here..

test it comm said...

Look at all of that amazing bread! I really like the sound of the breakfast rolls with zatar and feta! Congrats on the awards! Thanks for the award!

Anonymous said...

You gals are the best bakers I have come across. Your breads and baked goodies amaze me tremendously. Inshallah will try to learn from guys. Congratulations for the awards, and Thanks for thinking about me. I am honoured!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous bread, and great pics as always :)

Arabic Bites said...

Thanks & you're so welcome :),I still say that you are the sourdough queen ;)

Girl Japan,
Thank you for the comment,I'm surprise that the Feta Cheese where you are is so expensive, in Saudi Arabia you can buy 500 grams for only 8 riyals = 2 $.

I'm glad you stopped by, please come again :)

Thank you so much,you deserved the award

Thanks again for the award ;)

zainab :)

Cynthia said...

I thank you most humbly dears.

The bread looks great. I love homemade bread.

Anonymous said...

Wow so many different shaping techniques for the dough and the formula uses so many different types of whole grains. Yum. Thanks for sending this in!

eldivenlerim said...

Mmmmm, the homemade bread look very yummy, thanks for sharing:)

Rajani said...

wow the breads look great - i love the version with feta and zaatar!!! i love zaatar... is there a way to make it at home??

PG CakeCraft said...

Hi, just came by your wonderful blog. Love your mutlti-grain bread. Now I'm inspired to do some kneading.

Arabic Bites said...

You're welcome,glad you stopped by :)

Thank you for hosting BBD#13 ,looking forward to the round-up,enjoy hosting :)

Thank you :)

Thanks ,here my recipe for Homemade zaatar.
Hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by, please come again :)

zainab :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...


Gorgeous bread! Everything looks perfect and scrumptious!



Arabic Bites said...

Thank you :)

zainab :)

Unknown said...

I would really love to make this bread, the zataar rolls but here where I live none of the ingredients can be found. Can you suggest another recipe using just whole wheat flour that I could use for the rolls plz? thanks so much, love your blog!

Arabic Bites said...

you can try it with 10 minutes dough (well work so good)
Hope this help :)

Unknown said...

Dear friend,
after a lot of search I came across this wonderful recipe.
I have a doubt ... sort of confused.

When you put the dough in the oven, do you put on a Baking Stone or just put the dough in the Loaf Pan and proceed.

Also, should we fill water in the broiler tray while making this bread.

I sincerely hope you would reply to this doubts.

Best regards.

Arabic Bites said...

No I didn't used Baking Stone or water in the broiler tray while making this bread.

you just need to Shape the dough into loaf,put it in the Loaf Pan, cover let it rise in warm place until doubled in size or for about 40-60 minutes then bake it.


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