My husband and I recently bought a juicer……being the kitchen gadget and appliance love that I am (…..Remember my post on the “DIY Kitchen Storage”?…the one using the bookcases? Well, there was a reason I posted that =D )….. I was in full agreement when the hubby wanted to buy a juicer. Now, I know what you are thinking….isn’t that too much clean up? Well, it depends on how you look at it. I don’t mind because we juice a lot at one time and not only do we drink the juice (lasts 3 days in the fridge) but I also fill up popsicle molds and they become juice-icles! =) Now yesterday, I had some apricots and peaches from my trees…..and we bought some carrots from the store along with apples. Now I only forgot to buy some grapes, which makes the juice sweeter, but that’s Ok. We don’t add sugar unless we need to. So at the end, we were left with yummy fresh juice. Now being the crazy girl I am, I saw all of that pulp remaining and thought to myself, “Self, you can’t throw almost 2 cups of organic pulp”…..could I? No, I couldn’t. Since I bake bread a lot, I decided to experiment by making what I call “pulp” bread. What else can I call it? =D And let me tell you, It was sooooo good……I can imagine breakfast tomorrow morning with this bread! Sweet, yet not too sweet, and simply delicious! If you want to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies, try this pulp bread!
So let me show you how I did it!
– 500 grams ( about 2 1\2 cups) of all purpose or bread flour. (….In Italy: I use farina “00”)
– 1 1\2 to 2 cups of fruit and\or veggie pulp (……We used organic apricots, organic peaches, peeled carrots, and peeled apples….but add anything you like!)
– 1 pkg dry yeast
– 3 TBSP honey (….or more if you like it very sweet!)
– 1 TBSP salt
– 1 TSP vanilla (…..See my post on how to make “The Best Homemade Vanilla Extract”)
– 200 milliliters (7 oz) of water
– 1 TBSP olive oil
In a container, mix your flour and yeast together. Add the salt.
Next, place your pulp in a separate bowl……add the honey and vanilla. Mix well.
In the bread machine baking tin, add the water, followed by the oil, flour mixture, and finally the pulp mixture.
Set the machine to the fast cycle (I’m not sure what programming options the US machines have as mine is in German!….Italians don’t use bread machines =) Just select a cycle that bakes for no longer than 1 hour and 45 minutes.
And voilà!…..Here she is, nice and yummy.
See how moist she looks?
So the next time you have some pulp, don’t throw it out…..make pulp bread! And let me know how you like it!
Happy pulp bread making!