Mushroom and Leek Bread
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How to make Mushroom and Leek Bread in your bread machine

Last updated on September 21st, 2021 at 05:13 pm

There are several veggies bread recipes out there, but if you are looking for an easy bread machine recipe with mushroom and leek, this one is a winner.

Mushroom and Leek Bread is a recipe partially prepared in a bread machine. The vegetables (mushrooms and leeks) are slightly cooked and added to the flour mixture in the baking pan. This process is an original way and the best way for all the flavors to macerate and deliver an earthy aroma that is appetizing.

What you should know first

Let’s learn a bit about the 2 ingredients that make this Mushroom and Leek Bread recipe a must add in your cooking repertoire.

Mushrooms are fungi but we consider them as vegetables because they have been categorized as such for dietary recommendations. Mushrooms “provide many of the nutritional attributes of produce, as well as attributes more commonly found in meat, beans or grains. They are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and very low in sodium, yet they provide important nutrients, including selenium, potassium (8%), riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D and more.” (http://www.mushroominfo.com/benefits/)

Mushroom and Leek Bread
Mushroom and Leek Bread

“Mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid, which help to provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates2. B vitamins also play an important role in the nervous system. They are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium, yet they provide several nutrients that are typically found in animal foods or grains.” (http://www.mushroominfo.com/benefits/)

Leeks are often consumed as vegetables in many parts of Europe, America, and Asia. They contain many antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that have proven many health benefits. They are low in calories and provide a good amount of soluble and insoluble fiber.

It is no wonder that when mushroom and leeks are mixed with whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour, the mixture becomes a passionate hearty affair. Adding veggies to your bread recipe is always a good idea because you get an additional dose of nutrients.

Mushroom and Leek Bread
Mushroom and Leek Bread

How to make the recipe

The recipe for Mushroom and Leek Bread is simple to make. I mostly make bread using my bread machine because it is easy and I don’t have to work the dough. The machine does it all for me. That may sound a bit lazy, but why else would this type of small kitchen appliance be created? For people like me! LOL…

To make the recipe, you first have to cook the mushrooms and leeks in butter and spiced with thyme. Once the mixture is slightly cooked, you placed in the baking pan. The remaining ingredients are then added and followed by your manufacturer instructions. It is always good to follow the manufacturer’s instructions because not all machines are the same.

Mushroom and Leek Bread
Mushroom and Leek Bread

You can choose any mushroom you prefer. I usually make mine with Portobella mushrooms because of availability and price. The fancy mushroom can be very pricy. Whereas Portobello and White Mushrooms also called Button Mushrooms are mostly available in supermarkets, are cheaper and usually on sale.

Bake your Mushroom and Leek Bread today and enjoy it anyway you want.

The recipe is from Donna Washburn and Heather Butt – 250 Best Canadian Bread Machine.

Reference:

http://www.mushroominfo.com/benefits/
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/leeks.html

How to make Mushroom and Leek Bread in your bread machine

Mushroom and Leek Bread recipe is simple to make. Slightly cook the veggies and add them to the baking pan along with the remaining ingredients and voila!
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Servings 2 pound loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms Portobello preferred
  • 3/4 cup sliced leeks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon bread machine yeast

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, leeks and thyme; saute just until tender. Immediately place in baking pan.
  • Measure remaining ingredients into baking pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Insert pan into the oven chamber.
  • Select Basic Cycle.

Notes

If your bread machine manufacturer recommends hot water when making bread, heat up the water before adding to baking pan.
Recipe is from Donna Washburn and Heather Butt - 250 Best Canadian Bread Machine.
Let cool before slicing

Nutrition

Serving: 1grams

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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