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Hummus Bread

Try this moist, savory bread recipe with hummus. It is nutty, tasty with a beautiful crumb. Great to eat toasted and spread with butter. Also perfect for sandwiches.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Rising Time:: 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 30 mins
Course: breads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Instant Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • teaspoons Salt
  • ¾ cup Hummus (recipe follows, but you can also use store bought if desired)
  • ½ cup Lukewarm Milk
  • ¼ cup Orange juice (I used store bought OJ)
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Egg Replacer or 1 large Egg
  • ¼ cup Sesame seeds, lightly toasted

Hummus Recipe:

  • ½ cup Tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 4 ~ 8 cloves Garlic, peeled
  • 2 15 oz. cans Chickpeas, drained and ¾ cups of liquid reserved

Instructions

  • Make Hummus: Place all the ingredients except for the chickpea liquid in a food processor. Add ½cup of the reserved chickpea liquid. Blend until smooth; if the mixture is not smooth enough, add the remaining ¼cup additional liquid. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Make the Bread: Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of the stand mixer. Mix well using hands or a mixer until a smooth and soft dough forms. Transfer to a greased bowl and let rise for about 1 hour until the dough is very puffy or until almost doubled in volume.
  • Lightly grease a 9"x5" loaf pan (original recipe used 8½"x4½" loaf pan).
  • Gently deflate the dough and shape it into a 9" log. Place it in the prepared pan and cover it gently with lightly greased plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 1~1½hour or until the dough crowns about 1" over the rim of the pan (it should crown about 1½" over 8½"x4½" loaf pan).
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake the bread for 35~40 minutes. After 20 minutes, loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil and continue baking until the bread is golden brown and an instant read thermometer inserted in the center registers 190°F.
  • Remove from the oven, after couple of minutes, remove from the oven and let cool completely before slicing. Brush with melted butter, if desired, while still hot.

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Notes

  • Feel free to use any flavor of hummus. Roasted garlic or roasted red pepper or caramelized onion (yumm!!) are all perfect.
  • If you want to bake with chocolate hummus to make a sweet humus bread then go ahead. Make the below adjustments to the recipe:
    • Increase the amount of sugar to 2 tablespoons. But you if you want a slightly sweeter bread, then add another tablespoon.
    • Skip sesame seeds and add a handful of raisins or chocolate chips for added sweetness.
  • Depending on the loaf pan you use, the second rise will be slightly different:
    • for a 9" x 5" loaf pan, it should crown 1" over the rim
    • for 8½"x4½" loaf pan, it should crown 1½" over the rim
  • Make sure to let the loaf cool down completely before slicing.
  • Wrap any leftover bread in plastic wrap or foil and place in an airtight bag. Store at room temperature for 2 days or freeze for up to 2 months. To thaw, simply place them in a toaster and toast until crisp.
  • Here is another delicious idea - make hummus flatbread. Just let the dough rise for the first time. Then divide the dough into smaller dough balls, roll and cook on a griddle.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 581mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4mg
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