Joanna's event sparked off my 'Cook to be Healthy" mood and I was in a full swing to make something which would be beneficial to my health along with making my other darker ( read 'wanting taboo dishes w.r.t the above clause' ) side happy and contended too:). Was racking my brains of what I should make when the husband, with full vigor, came home yesterday nite and asked me for Badam Kheer - which is an Indian Pudding made with Almond Milk. I immediately remembered this bread recipe that made use of ground almonds. This is my entry for Zorra's World Bread Day Event
  • 1 cup Whole Almonds
  • 2 1/4 cups of reduced fat milk
  • 1 tsp saffron threads
  • 1 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2-3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar ( or as per your taste although 1/4 cup max is preferable )
  • pinch of salt
1. Preheat the Oven 375F. Grind the almonds to a powder.
2. Place in a heavy pot with 2 cups of the milk and simmer until thickened.
3. Cool it to lukewarm
4. Heat the 1/4 cup of milk to lukewarm and infuse the saffron threads.
5. Add the Yeast and dissolve it completely.
6. Stir it then into the Almond milk mixture; set aside.
7. Mix the butter and 1 cup of flour and toss it well. Add the almond mixture,sugar and salt and mix it well.
8. Gradually add the remaining flour, knead it well, till it becomes smooth but still somewhat sticky
9. Transfer the dough to a clean bowl,cover it with plastic and proof it for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
10. Lightly grease a loaf pan, place the dough in it.
11. Brush it with melted butter ( optional ) and bake it for 25 min or until the loaves are golden brown and sound hallow when tapped on the bottom.
12. Cool it for 20-30 min before slicing. It turns out crunchy on the outside and moist in the inside. I luv it when its little warm though!

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By Swedhana on Jun 16, 2012

Hi DK.. Just a small query.. Can I replace yeast with baking powder(I do not have yeast in my stock).. If so, when i should I add it??? Looking forward to your reply..

By goodgeni4u on Dec 22, 2011

This bread is good. Try adding some carraway seeds. In winter toasting a slice gives it a light non invasive accent.

By Thamarai on Oct 27, 2011

Hi DK, Just browsed around and found this recipe... is it ok if I use carton almond milk directly? Thanks for your reply!

By Sandhya on Sep 27, 2010

I love the bread but how many degrees am i supposed to put on the oven. Please reply back and thanks A LOT if you do. :lol: Chow!

its 375F. Sorry for the lapse. Have updated the post accordingly - thanks for the pointer :)

By ThreeTastes on Oct 22, 2007

What a lovely combination -- almonds and saffron. I must try this! Thanks for the detailed steps.

By Rina on Oct 20, 2007

Beautiful bread, even beautiful presentation.

By Sia on Oct 18, 2007

perfect loaf of bread dhivya... and saffron and almonds surely adds rich touch to it.

By Happy cook on Oct 17, 2007


By Lissie on Oct 17, 2007

awesome pictures! delicious bread, healthy too...

By zorra on Oct 17, 2007

Looks delicious!
Thx for joining WBD.

By Sharmi on Oct 16, 2007

very lovely looking bread and a great entry!

By Padma on Oct 16, 2007

The bread looks so velvetty to me! Would love with evening tea, nice blend of ingredients...

By Pravs on Oct 16, 2007

Beautiful.Have not tasted Almond milk bread yet...but pics tell me its delicious.

By Siri on Oct 16, 2007

the bread looks fluffy n lovely dhivya..:) awesome entry.

By Asha on Oct 16, 2007

What a great bread and healthy too!Great entry!
I agree about comments, it does have far reaching effects. See you later!:))

By sudha on Oct 16, 2007

Seriously My Mouth is watering ...
YUMMY Slices !!!