Saturday, May 14, 2011

Scarsdale Home Baked Protein Bread

I followed the recipe exactly and my bread turned out fabulous. Just make sure you have a small bread pan and a lot of time, because you need to let it rise about 2-3 hours and bake 1 hour.

1 cup of warm water,
1 tablespoon of dry yeast,
1/2 teaspoon salt,
1 teaspoon sugar,
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar,
1/2 cup of soy flour,
1/4 cup gluten flour,
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour,
Standard small bread pan (7 3/8 x 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches)

Pour water into mixing bowl. Sprinkle dry yeast on water and let stand until it dissolves (about 5 minutes). Mix in salt, sugar, cider vinegar. Sift thoroughly, then gradually add soy and gluten flours, then whole wheat flour.
Mix slowly until dough stiffens and does not stick to sides of bowl (you may used a food processor, following machine directions, for this step).
Lightly flour a board then roll out the dough on it. Knead well (about 5 minutes) until dough feels smooth and elastic. Coat bread pan with no-stick vegetable spray. Shape the dough to fit, set it into the pan, cover with dish towel and set in a warm place to rise to about the top of the bread pan (2 to 3 hours). Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake bread for about 1 hour or until well browned. Keep in refrigerator.

My dough did not "rise to about the top of the bread pan".
This was the second time I made the recipe and the bread was delicious. I will make it again.

Tags: scarsdale medical diet protein bread, home baked protein bread scarsdale diet


  1. All the bread Ive ever made does a rise-punch-rise-bake routine. Is there a reason why this does not follow that procedure? Have you ever tried to do it that way?

    1. I never tried your method for this bread. I baked bread before following the rise-punch-rise method, but for this one I just followed the direction in the book. I should give it a try. I bet it will be double in volume and not dense. If you make one let me know how it turned out. You can also buy protein bread from Trader Joe's, it is really good. Check out the TIPS link, you will find that bread there.

    2. thanks anita..i am in the middle of making it right now. I am on the second rise and its not having a problem rising at all. It over doubled in size on the first rise (1 hour) and now its in the bread pan nearly doubled and ready to bake. I start the diet tomorrow (if I can keep my family from eating all the bread!) (I'm Rebecca btw)

    3. Rebecca, I am so excited. Let me know how it came out. My bread was a little dense, I am sure yours will be light and fluffy. Good luck with the diet.

    4. Double the amount of yeast. Seriously.

  2. The bread turned out very well. It's not dense at all and has a great light texture. I thought that it would be dry and tasteless without oil but its great. I also wet the top of the loaf before putting it in the oven and put a tray of water on the bottom rack of the oven so that there was steam while it was baking - it kept the crust from getting to hard- they do that for french bread. I don't have a Trader Joe's out here and my health food store didnt have anything that was as healthy as this so I'll be making it again and again. I think I may put some cinnamon in it next time. Thanks for this site. I really don't have the time to read the whole book and this has made it simple. - Rebecca


Your comments are welcomed and appreciated!
Thanks for visiting.