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Sophie’s hand made Kefir white organic bread

on 04/10/2009

A big, tasty kefir organic white bread!

A yummy interior!

Recently, I started to make my own bread. This is the first bread I made. It is a lovely white bread with a chewy crust. It smells of kefir. It has organic white flour, 450 ml of kefir, 1 heaped teaspoon of grinded sea salt & dried yeast.
You know that kefir is good for you. So why not use it in the bread?
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Recipe: For 1 large bread
Ingredients:
750 gr of organic white flour
450 ml of kefir with only 1,5 % fat
7 gr of dried yeast
1 heaped teaspoon of Maldon sea salt
grinned in your pestle & mortar
Method:
1. Take a large bowl & sieve the flour. Add the dried yeast & mix well into the flour.
2. Now, add the grinned salt & mix it well through the flour & yeast mix.
3. Make a well in the middle of the flour mix & pour the kefir, all of it into it.
4. With your hands, bring the kefir gradually into the flour mix. Mix well & knead until you have a softer dough. If the mix is too wet, add one tablespoon of flour at the time. If the mix is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water, at the time.
5. Form a long shape. Place it into the large bowl & hang a warmed wrenched kitchen towel over the top. Place in a warm place, away from draught, for about 1 + 1/2 hours until the dough is doubled in size. This will be your 1st rise.
6. After that, flour your hands with the flour & take the dough out of the bowl & place on a Silpat, that you have floured. Push the dough back with your hands & quickly knead it. Make a larger shape of it. Place it onto a silpat bread sheet & flour the top a bit. Place the warmed towel on it. Place it again in a warmed place for the second rise. Let it rise for about 45 minutes till 1 hour until doubled in size.
7. When the 2de rise is nearly over, preheat the oven to 220°C ( 428 F ) if you use a normal oven. I bake with a fan oven so I put the temperature on 195°C. ( 383 F ) for 10 minutes.
8. After the 2nd rise, with a large knife, make large incisions crosswise into your bread. Do not slice all the way through your bread!
9. Place the Silpat baking sheet on an oven rack into the bottom of your oven & bake for about 35 to 40 minutes until your bread has been cooked through & brown on the outside. If you don’t have that, place onto a baking sheet on the wire rack.
10. Take your bread out of the oven with oven gloves & place on a wire rack to cool down completely. The bottom of your bread must sound hollow when tapped with your fingers.
** After the 1st rise:
** After the 2nd rise:
** Just before the bread goes into the preheated oven:
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72 responses to “Sophie’s hand made Kefir white organic bread

  1. Marieke says:

    Yummie,..the bread looks rustic & so delicious, Sophie!You did well!! So easy too,…

  2. Your bread looks amazing – I'd love to break off a piece and try some now!

  3. Barbara says:

    I love fresh bread- but don't make it nearly enough anymore. Other than knowing kefir is some sort of milk product, I am not familiar with it at all. Such fun learning, isn't it? The bread looks wonderful!

  4. Kefir in bread sounds like a great idea. I like the last picture, it looks like a quilt pillow.

  5. Your bread looks delicious! The kefir must give it a nice, tender crumb.

  6. Gloria says:

    Sophie I love this recipe, your bread look awesome, I love to make bread! xgloria

  7. Paz says:

    Oh, your bread looks and sounds terrific! You know, World Bread Day is coming up soon. Perhaps you'll join in on the fun.Paz

  8. Sophie… pain fait cuire parfait!This looks like the perfect bread for a BLT (bacon lettuce tomato) sandwich. The rustic crusty bread would only accent the flavors.Oh, how I wish you had a bakery here, I'd have your bread fresh daily.

  9. Margaret says:

    There is nothing to beat the smell of bread baking in the oven.Your loaf looks wonderful.

  10. Claudia says:

    It's getting to the time of year, isn't it? Yours looks so delectabvle – just want to tear a piece of it warm and chow down! Fresh bread is one of the prettiest things in the world, isn't it?

  11. Olga says:

    I bet this would make awesome sandwiches.

  12. Koko says:

    BEAUTIFUL bread! There is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread throughout the house. Mmmm I can imagine that with a nice blob of butter- sensational! P.S. Have you got your package yet!!!

  13. Cheryl says:

    I love making bread, I think I could use buttermilk in place of Keffir!

  14. Erica says:

    That bread looks perfect!!! Great job Sophie.

  15. gaga says:

    It's been a while since I made my own bread. Thanks for reminding me how wonderful it can be. Looks great!

  16. Mike K says:

    There's few things better than home-made bread – this looks fantastic!

  17. I never thought to use kefir to make bread, but that's a very good idea. I have in the past used whey from making yogurts and kefir to bake breads. I think it makes the bread moist and the crust crispy!

  18. Your bread look fantastic. I have yet to get a result on home made bread that I like. But I found out from trying that if we coat a bit of olive oil on top of the dough, it will give a nice crunchy crust. Perhaps it is the way I knead – not enough.

  19. zurin says:

    Your bread looks good Sophie! What is kefir by the way? That's something new to me.

  20. lesley says:

    Well done Sophie! Your bread looks just great, I have to make mine in a breadmaker these days as I haven't got the strength in my wrists for kneading, but doesn't it make the house smell divine!!

  21. Gabriella says:

    Is dit je eerste brood????!!! Goed gedaan, zeg!! Je maakt mij onzettend jaloers dat je kefir kan kopen in Belgie…. in Nederland is niet te koop. Groetjes, Gabriella

  22. This is a really interesting idea – it looks great!

  23. Velva says:

    I applaud you for baking your own bread. Awesome! I have not ventured that far yet :-) Your bread looks really good.

  24. Hey there Sophie! Your first bread looks fantastic. I've made bread, but since moving to Europe I've made it a habit to try different bakeries so haven't made any at home in a while. You remind me though that fresh baked bread out of your own oven can't be beat. Can't wait to see what other bread recipes you will be sharing with us!

  25. I would tear it off and drizzle with honey and load up butter…yum!

  26. Anja says:

    I love homemade bread. the flavor in the house is incomparable.

  27. Junglefrog says:

    I am not a big breadbaker, but I do love making my own… I have only done it twice sofar, but this looks like a lovely bread to try!

  28. This looks good enough to turn me into a baker, which I'm not. Just give me some good butter to go with this and it would be all I would need for dinner tonight.Sam

  29. zerrin says:

    Never heard before that kefir is used in bread making. Sıo interesting! Your bread looks yummy! I can feel its smell.

  30. Such a creative idea to use kefir in bread! Very neat and the bread looks fantastic!

  31. Donna says:

    MMMMMM.. the house must have smelled so delicious while this was baking. It looks truly lovely, Sophie!

  32. Kerstin says:

    What a lovely and rustic loaf of bread! It looks fabulous and the kefir in it is so unique!

  33. lisa says:

    I love to bake my own bread! Such a rustic looking delicious loaf. I love kefir as well!

  34. Cynthia says:

    Perfect crumb!

  35. Judy says:

    Your bread looks wonderful. I need to make some soon. Thanks for the info on kefir too.

  36. Pam says:

    You have inspired me! What a beautiful looking loaf.

  37. The texture looks amazing!

  38. A beautiful loaf! That bread must taste wonderful!Cheers,Rosa

  39. Ricardo says:

    That bread looks amazing especially done with kefir which is something I have too. I love the yoghurt from it. really nice for smoothies too and lactose intolerant can consume it even though is made from milk. well done nice share. kisses xxxx

  40. What a great looking loaf of bread! Your house will be smelling wonderful all the time now!

  41. Juliana says:

    Sophie, I'll definitely try this one, I always have kefir in the morning as part of my breakfast, and I love bread…will let you know ;-)

  42. farida says:

    I love home made breads and love making them. This is one great looking loaf. So well risen! I have to bake this:) Thank you for sharing.

  43. Debbie says:

    That is an absolutely delicious looking bread. Wow….I would love to make my own bread. I can imagine how great that must taste!

  44. Diana H says:

    Using kefir in bread is a cool idea. Your bread looks moist and delicious.

  45. Michelle says:

    Hi Sophie!Hope all has been wonderful with you. :) That loaf of bread looks so fresh and delicious! I am so afraid to work with yeast anymore after the last time I made bread. It came out like a rock…and almost broke the tile floor when I dropped it. Lol!xoxoMichelle :)

  46. this is very interesting..

  47. Selba says:

    That really looks a yummy bread!

  48. Hi Sophie – Those chocolate chip cookies ARE delicious! I use whole grain spelt flour. Thanks for reading!

  49. Anh says:

    The bread looks soo good!!!

  50. Bunny says:

    Sophie your first bread looks terrific! You did a wonderful job with it. I love bread with a good crust on it!

  51. Gattina says:

    Sophhhiiiiiieeeeee! Really? your first time?! It looks too good! Save me some!

  52. Very nice bread for a first time! I remember making my own bread for the first time not too long ago. I was so glad & excited especially during the proofing part. You did a wonderful job & I'm sure you'll be making a lot more bread from now on.

  53. Muneeba says:

    You are fearless, baking your own bread like that … and thks for the lesson on kefir .. I'd never heard of it!

  54. Jo says:

    Looks really great and I'm sure it was tasty. I love the smell of freshly baked bread … now how about a slice of it, yeah!

  55. I hope you have a lovely Thursday!

  56. Cathy says:

    Your loaf of bread is beautiful. I'm learning the ways of bread baking and love the aroma of a baking loaf. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to see you again soon.

  57. Olive says:

    Congrats on your first bread, Sophie :)I've always wanted to bake my own bread too, but I always get intimidated by the whole process..

  58. Wow, you made such a beautiful bread. Making a nice bread can be so satisfying! Have a lovely weekend!

  59. Anna says:

    Lovely bread Sophie, and if it's good for you even better.

  60. Sophie, this is a perfect white bread! Love Turkish Kefir!Angie's Recipes

  61. Carolyn Jung says:

    This is really the first bread you've ever made? It's a beauty! You're a natural at it.

  62. sara says:

    Lovely first bread, I adore making my own bread. There is nothing like hot crusty bread right out of your own oven!

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