Whole Wheat Flour & Adzuki Sakekasu Soda Bread

Whole Wheat Flour & Adzuki Sakekasu Soda Bread

This bread features a slight sakekasu aroma.
It's a non-sweet soda bread to serve with meals, and it's crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.
And it's plenty nourishing, too!

Ingredients: makes a 15 cm elliptical-shaped loaf

◉Whole wheat flour
200 g
◉Whole grain bread flour
50 g
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
◉Baking powder
1 teaspoon
◉Baking soda
1 teaspoon
Sakekasu (sake lees)
50 g
200 ml
Boiled adzuki beans (non-sweetened)
100 g


1. Microwave the sakekasu and water together to soften. Mix together well.
2. Mix together all of the ◉ ingredients in a bowl. Then add the mixture from Step 1 and the adzuki beans, and mix until no longer powdery and it comes together into a ball.
3. Use your hands to form it into an elliptical shape. Line an oven tray with a baking sheet and place the dough on top. Dust with flour (not listed) on top and slash the top as desired.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ℃ for 25-30 minutes and it's complete.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to use up my sakekasu; I tried adding it to the dough for soda bread I always make, and it came out delicious.
I prefer sakekasu with a gentle flavor over yogurt in soda bread.