This bread was a staple growing up and many an enjoyable weekend was had pounding fists into doughy clumps over the weekend with mum.
When we first met Jason, owner of doh.life bakery we fell in love with his energy, and enthusiasm for all things baking.. so we really hoped one day, we'd collaborate to bring you something special.
That day is here!
Welcoming a true homey classic - Zero Waste Okara Bread - a beautiful sourdough loaf, made with the 20% straight up goodness that is Okara.
But what is it?! What is Okara?
Living green explained it nicely: 'Traditional foods often earn honorifics (the o sound in front of a word) in Japanese, even humble ones like “o-kara” – a byproduct of our tofu and scheese making process.
“Kara” literally means husk or shell, and okara is the pulp that you filter out of the soybean slurry to get soya mylk. Anyone could be forgiven for not seeing what’s so honourable about it; it’s bland'..... unless you know how to use it & then its magic!
It’s high in fiber, and contains protein, calcium, iron, and riboflavin...
& whilst most companies will throw tonnes of this away (allow me to geek out below) we aim to be entirely cyclical with our production - using up this 'waste' product in other products we sell for example our bread, and our cereal, and soon come our Arty Parvesan (shh!!)
So, come break some bread with us and try a loaf - you won't be dissapointed x
Ingredients: flour, water, okara, yeast - *contains GLUTEN & SOYA
Want to geek out?
FACTS on SCR (Soyabean Curd Residue/ Okara) sourced from hindawi.com:
- About 1.1 kg of fresh SCR is produced from every kilogram of soybeans processed into soy milk or tofu.
- In 2010, the annual output of soybean exceeded 261 million tons. As far as Japan is concerned, imported soybean amounted to 3.5 million tons in 2009 according to FAO report.
- About 800,000 tons of SCR is disposed of annually as byproducts of tofu production in Japan.
- The expense for SCR disposal costs around 16 billion yen per annum
- Currently, SCR is used as stock feed and fertilizer or mostly dumped in landfill.
- Particularly in Japan, most of the SCR is burnt which will create carbon dioxide
- Discarding of SCR as waste is a potential environmental problem because it is highly susceptible to putrefaction
- The environmental problems arising from the massive generation of residues have begun to attract considerable attention