With successful recipe of beetroot bread I wanted to try and bake a carrot bread. Carrot loaf is soft, slightly sweet from the grated carrots and flavored with dried rosemary. Home baked breads are so delicious with just a little butter smeared. And there are so many different ways you can flavor your breads with- various dried herbs like mint, curry leaves, basil, oregano, rosemary, celery and many more.
Have a look at various stuffed breads and buns recipe here.
Coming back to the carrot bread recipe.
- Carrots, 1 and 1/4 cup, grated
- Whole wheat, 2 cups
- Semolina 1/4 cup
- Milk powder 2 tablespoon
- Instant yeast 3/4 teaspoon
- Sugar 1 tablespoon
- Salt 1 teaspoon
- Dried rosemary 1 teaspoon
- Olive oil 2 tablespoon
- Warm water and milk (ratio of 1:1) 1/2 cup
- To the wheat flour, add semolina, milk powder, sugar, yeast, grated carrots, and rosemary. Slowly add half the quantity of water and milk to form a rough dough. The carrot will give out little moisture so keep a check on the amount of water you add.
- Leave this for 10-15 minutes to let carrots release moisture.
- After 15 minutes, add salt and form a dough with required quantity of water to a slightly sticky dough.
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead it for 12-15 minutes till it bounces back. Add olive oil and knead for few more minutes.
- Keep the dough in a well oiled deep bowl and cling wrap it. Keep it aside for the first proofing.
- Once it doubles in size take the dough on the counter, punch out all the air.
- Roll it out into a rectangle with a rolling pin. Then roll it in tight without leaving gap and seam the sides. Roll it till the end and seam the bottom. Seam it well so that it doesn’t open up during baking.
- Now keep the dough in a parchment lined bread tin. Cling wrap it for the second proofing.
- Brush the top of the dough with milk to prevent it from drying up while baking.
- Bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes. Bake it according to your oven.
- Once it is baked, take out the bread rub some butter on the crust to make it soft.
- Transfer the bread on to a wire rack within 2 minutes of taking the bread out. If you keep the bread longer in the tin it gets soggy.
- Let it cool down completely before slicing.
- You can use fresh cream instead of milk powder. Cream or milk powder makes your bread soft. It is totally optional, you can very well bake your bread without them.
- The bread can be cling wrapped well and stored in fridge for 3-4 days
Bread baking comes with practice, the more you bake, the more you get better at it 😊 Do ask me your doubts in the comment section or mail me. I would be more than happy to help you. Happy baking!