Thursday, January 8, 2015
Have you ever heard of Cardamom? While not widely used among Western bakers, this unique member of the ginger family is extremely popular in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bhutan.
Recognized by their small seed pods, cardamom is actually the world third most expensive spice! Yes, as you scan your local grocery store spice rack, you'll see it's just a bit pricey, but packed full of so much taste and aroma, this spice is definitely one you want in your collection. Combined with the right grain, and this spice produces a taste you simply can't pass up!
We've found just that grain companion for this spice -- Rye. That's right, this delicious, whole grain super food, when ground and added to this unique spice, gives you a taste, texture, look, and smell, that you simply can't pass up. Still unsure? We've got the perfect bread loaf to prove it! Believe us when we tell you, this bread is full of a unique flavor and aroma you simply can't pass up. Get ready, it's time for Cardamom Bread!
1 1/2 cups Hot Water
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Raw Honey
2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Cardamom
2/3 cup Honeyville Whole Grain Rye, milled
2 Tbsp SAF Yeast
3 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Bread Flour
Yields: 1 round loaf
First, mill your Rye.
Pour 2/3 cup rye into your Komo Classic Stone Mill or Nutrimill Grain Mill and mill into a fine flour.
Next, in your BOSCH Universal Mixer, add the following ingredients in this order: water, oil, honey, salt, cardamom, rye flour, yeast. Turn mill to #2 setting and, while ingredients are mixing, slowly add alta artisan flour 1 cup at a time. Once dough begins to pull away from the sided, knead in machine for an additional 3-4 minutes.
Remove dough from machine, shape into a round ball, and place in a greased bowl.
Cover and let rise for 30-40 minutes, or until dough is double in size.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Punch down dough, remove, and shape into a round ball. Place on your USA Pan Cookie Sheet, lined with parchment paper, and let rise for another 20-30 minutes. Once rise, slice three lines in the top of the ball, brush with melted butter.
Place in 400 degree oven, knock temperature down to 350 degrees, and bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove, and transfer to wire rack to cool. Once cooled, slice and serve.
Get ready, this bread is a flavor explosion that your mouth and mind has never experienced. The combination of the rich Rye flavor, along with the amazing spice of the cardamom, gives your bread a taste that you simply can't pass up! Whether lathered with melted butter, or dipped in oil and vinegar, this bread is perfect with any meal or dish. Trust us, this is an experience you'll want to enjoy again and again.
It's time to put a twist on your typical bread. It's time to try some Cardamom.