Wednesday, November 26, 2008

RM#2 Day 26 - Vegan Avocado Brioche

Avocado is a pear shape with dark green or blackish skin with a large seed. It is a fruit belonging to the genus Persea in the Lauraceae family. Avocado is often on the hate-list of those people who want to lose weight, but avocado should be every woman's best friend. They are rich in vitamin E which is said to be a beauty vitamin because it is valuable for healthy skin and the prevention of wrinkles. Avocadoes also supply a considerable amount of potassium and large quantities of the extremely healthy monounsaturated fats. These especially the oleic acid and the other nutrients avocado contain that make them one of the most powerful antioxidant foods. Pureed avocado is good for invalids, sick children and those people who are recovering from operation as its easily digestible and contains some antibacterial and antifungal chemicals. Health Benefits of the avocoda r really a big list...It is a good antioxidant.It can be used in the treatment of skin disorders.It is used to heal people who suffer from digestive and circulatory problems.Oleic acid in avocado can be used to lower cholesterol level in the blood.Potassium in avocado regulates pressure of blood.Sodium reduces the risk of high blood pressure and stoke.It improves the ability of the body to absorb carotenoids. I have already prepared eggless brioche, this is my another brioche without egg n butter...This recipe is adapted from Vaishali's Avocado Brioche, i did slight changes,but not definitely the whole recipe..

5cups All purpose flour
1/2cup Silken tofu
1cup Avocado Puree
1/2cup Luke warm water
1tbsp Sugar
1tsp Salt
2tbsp Active dry yeast
1/4cup Sugar
2tbsp Canola oil (for shaping n brushing)
Take the luke warm water, add the salt, 1tbsp sugar n active dry yeast, stir everything well , keep aside..let the yeast turn foamy, dont disturb them for 5 minute...
Take a large bowl add the all purpose flour, pureed silken tofu n avocado puree, 1/4cup add the foamy yeast to the bowl..start kneading..first the dough will be extremely sticky, knead about 15 minutes, grease ur hand with oil if they r sticky...turn them as smooth dough n elastic, wont be sticky...take another bowl, brush the bowl with enough oil n transfer the dough to it..keep the bowl in a warm place for 1 hour...

Punch the dough n divide them as per ur i dont have brioche mould..i turned them as small balls n just placed them side by side n made them as a flower with 4 petals.. grease the mould with oil before playing the dough..let them stand for 1 more hour in a warm place, they will again double their volume..

Preheat the oven at 350F..brush the remaining oil over the dough n bake them for about 30 minutes..Let them cool for few minutes...serve them with any choice of spreads r can have them simply...


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

oooh priya that is amazing humm Ican not use tofu because of my thyd so what can i replace with that this is superb yaar Iwant to try this one

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Oh take care of u Rekha, u can replace the tofu with eggs dear..usually eggs r used for this bread..pls try it out with eggs..

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Gosh! This is the first time I am seeing a recipe for Brioche and it looks perfect.

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

I like the idea of replacing eggs and buter with tofu and avocados. The brioche looks simply delicious :)

Beyond Curries said... Reply To This Comment

As usual you stun me with your unusual recipe finds. Great job Priya. Somehow I have not yet got the confidence to use yeast.

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, Brioche looks great and they have come out well... Good replacements mmm should give it a try...

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and perfect.I too did bread today,sweet potato rolls,actually u tagged me ,so I made it.otherwise I was lazy.Thanks and nice brioche.I love the braided style.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Good and tasty brioche :)

Medhaa said... Reply To This Comment

this looks perfect

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

good job! looks so good!

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

The Avocada must give it a good softness to thsi i think.. looks so good.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

it looks yummy n tempting me to have a piece if u permit

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome looking brioche!

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

hearty brioche.I make muffins with avocado,will post the recipe one fine day:)

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks to all for taking ur time to read the recipe n leaving ur comments...

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

I love avocado and this is such an interesting idea. Can you taste the avocado flavor or it it just for texture?

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya, I didn't realize you'd tried this: so glad you did. I hope you liked it. I love how you shaped this bread. It looks wonderful!