Power Bread #BreadBakingBabes

Power Bread #BreadBakingBabes

Today is the 16th, and that means it's time to reveal this month's Bread Baking Babes challenge. One of our newest BBBabes, Judy of Judy's Gross Eats, is our Kitchen of the Month, and she challenged us to make Peter Reinhart's Power Bread. I imagine the name comes from the fact that this loaf is high in fiber and protein, which when combined, make you feel fuller with fewer calories. Protein boosts your metabolism, while fiber allows for sustained energy release in the hours after you eat. POWER!

Ingredients

  • 71 grams raisins
  • 14 grams (1 1/2 tablespoons) flaxseeds
  • 170 grams (3/4 cup) water
  • All of pre-soaker
  • 170 grams (~1 1/3 cups) white whole wheat flour
  • 14 grams (2 tablespoons) wheat germ
  • 4 grams (1/2 teaspoon) salt
  • 170 grams (~1 1/3 cups) white whole wheat flour
  • 1 gram (1/4 teaspoon) instant yeast
  • 142 grams (1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons) buttermilk, at room temperature
  • all of soaker (at room temperature)
  • all of biga (at room temperature)
  • 56.5 grams (6 tablespoons) sunflower seeds, ground into a flour
  • 56.5 grams (7 tablespoons) white whole wheat flour
  • 28.5 grams (3 tablespoons) sesame seeds
  • 4 grams (1/2 teaspoon) salt
  • 7 grams (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant yeast
  • 21 grams (1 1/2 tablespoons) honey
Read the whole recipe on girlichef