I use a lot of cumin and coriander in my cooking and they have that distinct flavor that can enhance the taste of the most ordinary dishes to something special.
Cumin especially has a slightly peppery taste with a touch of nuttiness and this pairs well with the mild, earthy undertone of coriander spice.
If you haven’t tried this combo in your baking yet, here’s a simple cumin and coriander spiced bread recipe that will give your homemade bread a more tantalizing flavor.
Cumin And Coriander Spiced Loaf Recipe
Cumin And Coriander Spiced Bread Ingredients
2 cups of bread flour
wholewheat flour 1 cup
1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) instant yeast
Salt 1 1/2 tsp
Sugar 1 tbsp
Roasted cumin (ground) 1 1/2 tsp
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander or 4 tbsp (chopped) if using fresh leaves
Warm water 1 1/4 cups
2 tbsp olive oil (add more for greasing)
Cumin And Coriander Spiced Banking Instructions
Step 1: Prepare the yeast
In a small bowl, combine the instant yeast with sugar then add warm water and stir gently to dissolve the yeast and sugar. Allow the yeast mixture to sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy and bubbly. This indicates that the yeast is activated and ready to use
Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, salt, ground cumin, and ground coriander.
Step 3: Add water
Gradually add the warm water and olive oil to the dry ingredients, forming a dough.
Step 4: Kneed
Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
Step 5: Let it Rise
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
Step 6: Prepare the oven
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Step 7: Get ready to bake
Punch down the dough to remove excess air, then shape it into a loaf. Next, place the loaf on a baking sheet and let it rest for another 15-20 minutes.
Step 8: Bake your bread
Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
Allow the bread to cool before slicing. Enjoy your cumin and coriander spiced loaf.
Pro Tip: Always allow the dough to rise properly for the best texture and adjust the spice levels to your taste
Secret To Using Cumin And Coriander In Bread
Let’s not overlook the secret health agents hiding in this bread. Cumin aids digestion, improves cholesterol levels, and provides antioxidants.
Coriander is rich in dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and offering a boost of immune system and vitamin C.
What To Eat With Your Cumin And Coriander Spiced Loaf
This spiced loaf can be served with a wide range of dishes. You can try the usual butter or cream cheese spread or go for something enriching like hummus and fresh vegetables for a healthy appetizer.
Better yet, pair it with spicy curries or hearty soups, as the spices in the bread harmonize with the flavors in the main course.
Alternatively, enjoy your spiced loaf with a dish of steamy chicken or meat stew. You can get as creative as you like, there’s no limit to what you can serve alongside this tasty herbed bread.
A Word On Baking Cumin And Coriander Spiced Loaf
Cumin and Coriander Spiced Loaf is one of those bread recipes to try out on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It’s quick, cheap and irresistibly easy to make.
Because it’s versatile it can start your day on a high note if taken for breakfast with your favorite drink or salad.
It can even make a nice lunch if accompanied with a great stew. The options are many but the choice is yours.