DD eats no animal products and no added oils, even plant oils. He’s lost 100 lbs in just over a year, no longer takes blood-pressure pills and has super-low cholesterol.
I’m happy for him and happy to adjust my cooking. It has become an exciting chemistry challenge to make yummy baked goods he can eat.
The most interesting challenge has been bread. I’ve tried a few things with very little success. My first no-oil loaf looked like “a sand castle that’s collapsed in a wave” according to Little Boy and had a texture like sand and chewing gum.
So I am most pleased to have managed to modify the basic recipe for my bread machine with incredible results. It was even fluffier than the original instructions.
This is based on the ExpressBake 1.5 lb recipe from the Sunbeam cookbook that came with the machine:
Place in bread pan in the following order:
10 oz. warm water
2 large tablespoons applesauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups bread machine flour
5 teaspoons bread machine yeast
Insert pan, select setting and push start
It was so tasty we ate the whole loaf as dinner. Now I just need to figure out how to make it work for whole wheat flour! Any tips or suggestions?
Update: I’ve experimented on this recipe and finally have an awesome whole wheat version available here for your enjoyment!