High-Protein Cottage Cheese Bread
Have your (cake) bread and eat it too? Absolutely! Here is a deliciously soft bread recipe that will not only proudly hold your favourite toppings but will also provide you with some extra protein. Thanks to the added cottage cheese and eggs, this high-protein bread can keep you feeling fuller for longer.This recipe yields 3 large loaves.
- Blender or food processor
- Mixer (optional)
- 3 Loaf pans
- Parchment paper
- 16 grams dry yeast (or 50 grams fresh yeast)
- Warm water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 500 grams whole wheat flour
- 500 grams white flour (plus extra if needed)
- 2 tsp salt
- 4 eggs
- 500 grams cottage cheese, 2% fat
- 100 grams butter melted
- In a blender, place your cottage cheese and blend until smooth. Set aside.
- In your mixer bowl place 4 cups of warm water, sugar and yeast. Stir and let sit until frothy, about 10 minutes.
- Add the flour and begin mixing (or kneading by hand) slowly. Add eggs, blended cottage cheese and melted butter and continue mixing. Add salt and mix for about 10 minutes. If the dough is too sticky, gradually add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. If the dough is too dry, gradually add a little bit more warm water. The dough should be a bit sticky after 10 minutes of kneading.
- Cover with saran wrap and allow to rise until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.
- Place dough on a clean work surface and cut into 3 equal parts.
- Roll each part and form into a loaf. Place each loaf on parchment paper and carefully place it in a loaf pan. Repeat with the other 2 parts.
- Let all 3 loaves rise for about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Delicately place the loaves in the middle of the oven and bake for about 40 minutes until the top is slightly golden and the pans feel light when lifted.
- Place loaf pans on a heat-safe surface, and cool for about 15 minutes. Remove loaves from the pans and allow to cool on a cooling rack completely before slicing.
- You can sprinkle your favourite topping on each loaf before letting it rise (Examples: Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, oats etc.)
- Bread freezes well in an airtight ziplock bag for up to a month.