August 08, 2011

Buckthorn berry and rye bread


Hello, how was your weekend?

I honestly don't know where mine went, but here we are at the start of a new week again. As Mondays are always on the busy side, this quick bread is an ideal way to enjoy freshly baked bread when you don't have time to knead, wait for the dough to rise, and mess around with yeast. I've used a combination of rye and spelt flour, and used egg whites to lighten up the dough. The outcome is a really light rye bread that is still filling and wholesome.

Buckthorn berry powder is a fabulous ingredient to use in both sweet and savoury baking, as well as sprinkled in your cereal, porridge or yoghurt. It's packed with vitamins, fibre and good oils. I love the sharp and fresh taste and it goes so well in this light rye bread as well.

Have a great week ahead!


Buckthorn berry and rye bread
(makes 1 loaf)

100g rye flour
130g whole spelt flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons rapadura sugar
2 tablespoons buckthorn berry powder
2 large free-range egg whites
250ml milk
50ml olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a medium sized loaf tin.

2. Mix the flours, baking powder, salt, sugar and buckthorn berry powder in a bowl. Set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until just frothy. Add the milk and the olive oil and gently stir them into the egg whites. 

4. Fold the egg white mixture into the dry ingredients. Pour the dough into the prepared loaf and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before serving.


42 comments:

  1. Delicious! I've never heard of buckthorn berry powder. Sounds really good :)

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  2. A beautiful loaf of bread! Buckhorn berry powder is very intriguing. I wonder if I can find any here...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. YAY, you know I LOVE Rye bread, and I Love that you don't mix refined white flour it as well, it looks dense and full of nutrients.

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  4. I had a busy not-so-fun weekend myself. I could have used some of this delicious-looking bread. I've never seen light rye - I'm going to seek it out. Same goes for buckthorn berry.

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  5. This looks awesome. I'm not sure where I'd find the buckthorn berry powder - but you've made me want to hunt for some!

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  6. Love the color and all the healthy food ingredients you used to bake this loaf, Maria!

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  7. This looks tempting and healthy, happened to stumble across your blog and this bread looks great.
    Karen Xavier.

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  8. This is such a gorgeous loaf of bread! Great job!

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  9. Maria, this sounds really good! Have a great week!

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  10. buckthorn berry? Never heard of it, but I'm definitely intrigued!
    Your bread looks scrumptious!

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  11. I love Rye bread and this sounds a fantastic recipe but I am sure that I will never find buckthorn berry powder in France!! Diane

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  12. it looks fabulous. You are on a roll with different breads. Your like a bakery! I need you to ship some my way!

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  13. Kuulostaapa ihanalta:) Täällä ei saa tuota tyrniä jauheena,joten pitää sitten ostaa sitä seuraavalla Suomen reissulla..

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  14. I've never thought to actually cook with buckthorn berry, I use it in all of my skincare products because of it's high omega content. So cool to see someone else enjoying this super-seed. This looks delicious, can't wait to try.

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  15. How interesting- I've never heard of buckthorn berry. Going to have to keep an eye out for it. I love any rye bread and yours looks great!

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  16. Wow I have never tried buckthorn berry before, I love that you always use really interesting ingredients in your recipes. Been craving rye bread so I actually just bought a loaf, but it isn't as good as yours looks!

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  17. What would I do without your beautiful photography and your introduction of ingredients that I have hears of before? Thank you.

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  18. you have such a way with snack breads - I would love to be a nibbler in your kitchen, so many tasty things!

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  19. I actually spent some time cleaning the house! :O Your breads are always so lovely , and unique. Way to go!

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  20. Never heard of buckthorn berry but I will certainly be on the lookout for it...I love quickbreads too!

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  21. Very intriguing flavors with the addition of buckthorn berry powder. We had a chance to try buckthorn berry jelly in a dish in Sweden, it was delightful.

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  22. Yummy :) I had to look up buckthorn berry powder, it sounds really good for you! I don't think I've ever heard of it before though. I have to say I'm always inspired by the different flours you use. I love rye flour but I hardly ever use it, I really need to use it more. I'm afraid I bake far too much with just wheat flour. I want to branch out and experiment more :D

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  23. Wow. Berry powder in bread n skin care! Interesting. Bread looks good x

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  24. i love the idea of a quick bread

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  25. You really know how to make great bread and this looks unique and fantastic Maria!

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  26. This bread looks scrumptious, Maria! I love it. Hope you had a lovely weekend. :)

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  27. From comments ahead I can see a whole lot of people on 'buckthorn berry powder' hunt! Had never heard of it either. The bread looks moist, appetizing and very 'doable' - we'll find out, won't we!! Now for the hunt . . .

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  28. Buckthorn berry powder sounds interesting. This would be perfect with some cream cheese :)

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  29. OK, I neeeeeeed to know more about this buckthorn berry powder! How exciting. Did you find it at the fabulous Herbie's Herbs & Spices by any chance? Bit keen on this whole idea... winner Maria, winner.
    C x

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  30. Now, I have another item to scour the shelves for - look at the colour of the buckthorn berry powder - gorgeous! I'm also totally with you about the weekend - where did it go?!?

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  31. We try to skip the bread usually, but this one looks healthy & delicious, will give it a try soon :)

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  32. Sea Buckthorn is a part of my Nordic Superfood mix! Soo great for the whole body! <3 Love to you!

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  33. That berry powder is a fun new ingredient to look out for! The bread looks delicious.

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  34. I've just finished a loaf of homemade rye and seed bread. Your recipe looks delicious and I can't wait to try it (if I can get hold of the berry powder!)

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  35. Your bread recipes are always wonderful and beautiful. Never heard of Buckthorn berry powder so will have to see if I can buy it locally. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Looks like a very healthy and delicious bread! Lovely crumb!

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  37. I've never heard of buckthorn berry powder, but it makes one good looking loaf of bread!

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  38. Your breads always look so perfect!Makes me want to bake every time!

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  39. We also have a jar of dried Buckthorn berry in our kitchen. I also love the sharp taste, but we never tried to use it in a bread, good idea!
    Maybe this is a stupid question, but what is Rapadura sugar?
    Have a great weekend Maria!

    Btw, what date is your birthday?

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  40. Hi all and thank you for your comments!

    David: Rapadura sugar is an unrefined sugar. It has a beautiful flavour which is perfect for baking :-)
    Birthday coming up early Sept ;-)

    Maria
    x

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