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Amaranth Bread Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups amaranth flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 egg

Special equipment needed:
- Stand mixer with dough hook attachment
- Loaf pan
- Kitchen towel

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the amaranth flour, all-purpose flour, salt, and yeast.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together the honey, warm water, olive oil, and egg.

3. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until a dough forms.

4. Increase the mixer speed to medium and knead the dough for 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

5. Grease a loaf pan with olive oil and transfer the dough to the pan. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

6. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

7. Bake the bread for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped.

8. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.


Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
Temperature:
375°F
Serving size:
1 loaf

Nutritional information:
Calories: 180
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 25g
Protein: 5g
Fiber: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any other type of flour in place of all-purpose flour.
- Maple syrup or agave nectar can be used in place of honey.
- Vegetable oil or melted butter can be used in place of olive oil.

Variations:
- Add 1/4 cup of chopped nuts or seeds to the dough for added texture.
- Mix in 1/2 cup of shredded cheese for a savory bread.
- Add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs for a flavorful bread.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the water is warm, but not too hot, or it will kill the yeast.
- If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. If it's too dry, add a little more water.
- To check if the bread is done, insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, it's done.

Storage instructions:
Store the bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat the bread, wrap it in foil and bake in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes.

Presentation ideas:
Slice the bread and serve it with butter or jam. You can also use it to make sandwiches.

Garnishes:
Sprinkle the top of the bread with sesame seeds or poppy seeds before baking.

Pairings:
Serve the bread with soup or salad for a complete meal.

Suggested side dishes:
Roasted vegetables or a side salad would be a great accompaniment to this bread.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the bread doesn't rise, the yeast may be expired or the water may have been too hot.
- If the bread is too dense, it may have been over-kneaded or not risen enough.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to wash your hands and all surfaces that come into contact with the dough to prevent the spread of bacteria.

Food history:
Amaranth is an ancient grain that has been cultivated for thousands of years. It was a staple food of the Aztecs and is still popular in many parts of the world today.

Flavor profiles:
Amaranth has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with a variety of ingredients.

Serving suggestions:
This bread is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be served warm or at room temperature.

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Taste: Nutty, Earthy, Savory, Wholesome, Hearty