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Cruise PP Dukan Bread in the microwave or breadmaker


Dukan Ancestor!!
S: 76kg C: 66.3kg G: 64kg BMI: 22.9 Loss: 9.7kg(12.77%)
These quantities are all for Cruise. during attack adjust the bran quantities accordingly (only 1.5 TB per day)
Dukan Bread in the Microwave
(Pain de Mie Dukan)

2 tb oatbran
1 tb wheat bran
1 tb quark
1 egg
1 level ts baking powder
small pinch of salt if preferred

Mix all ingredients and beat well. pour into a microwaveable dish with straight sides (I used one of those plastic takeaway dishes).

Microwave on full power for 3 mins. you may need to adjust the time. at 800W I took mine out after 2mins 30 secs and it was done.

Take out of dish and leave to cool on a rack. It comes out very moist and somewhat 'rubbery', but quite a light spongy open texture. I left it out to cool & dry out a bit overnight. Depending on the size and shape of your dish you should be able to slice it convincingly for 'sandwiches'. I also make iti n silicone muffin cases (5 or 6) and munch those through a day.

Note: this contains ALL your bran allowance for a day so if you eat the lot then no other porridge, galette or cake allowed...

Dukan Bread in the breadmaker
(makes 6 days worth in Cruise)

1.5 ts dried yeast for breadmakers
12 tb oatbran
6 tb wheat bran
6 eggs
6 tb Low-far Quark
a generous pinch of salt (optional)

I have listed the ingredients in the order I put them in the BM, your machine may be different!
Bake on 'rapid cycle', medium browning.
Now the original recipe comes from the French site again, so I'm not sure what the rapid cycle is! I tried the 'fast' (2hr) cycle on mine and it's great. I have also tried the 'white' cycle which is 3 hrs, and the outcome is actually the same.

it makes a dense loaf, which will be a challenge to slice. Compared to the MW version it is less spongey (the oat has more time to swell), quite moist, like German Wholegrain Rye Bread.

Keeps a few day in the fridge. I cut it into 6 even chunks am then slicing them up every day (4 chunks went in the freezer). As there is little (no?) Gluten, it is fairly crumbly, and you definitely have to wait until is completely cooled down before starting to cut.

I like this better as you have a proper crust and associated tastiness compared to the Microwave version.

I posted some pictures earlier:
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Not very good at this!
S: 15st8lb C: 10st12lb G: 11st4lb BMI: 25.3 Loss: 4st10lb(30.28%)
Thank you so much Anja. hopefully this will work out better!!!! I had no egg or baking powder! I have some little silicon ring moulds and I so wanted a 'bagel' today! of course I ate my abortive attempt so I will have to wait until tomorrow now!


** Chief WITCH **
S: 141kg C: 49.9kg G: 36.3kg BMI: 17.7 Loss: 91.1kg(64.62%)
Excellent Anja... Thanks a lot for that. The breadmaker one looks like "real bread"!! haaaa!!


Dukan Ancestor!!
S: 76kg C: 66.3kg G: 64kg BMI: 22.9 Loss: 9.7kg(12.77%)
Yes the BM version is what I make all the time, then freeze after cutting. Great for egg and soldiers too (but watch the egg, as there is already one in the bread)! Having this means I don't miss bread too much.


Silver Member
S: 14st5lb C: 13st8lb G: 10st4lb BMI: 32.6 Loss: 0st11lb(5.47%)
Is the Quark a must hun? Not a fan :eek:(



Dukan Ancestor!!
S: 76kg C: 66.3kg G: 64kg BMI: 22.9 Loss: 9.7kg(12.77%)
For quark substitute any non-fat dairy, I suspect even milk might work at a pinch. Yoghurt, Fromage Blanc (as in the French original), Fromage Frais etc. Maybe not cottage cheese!!
It just provides moisture and a bit of binding as far as I can tell. You definitely can't taste it at all afterwards.


Full Member
S: 10st11lb C: 10st11lb G: 9st10lb BMI: 25.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
just made this for tomorrow,looks ok,i used 0% fromage frais and a pinch of cinnamon.

looks lovely option for bread,:D


oh no just re read i put 1 tbsp of baking powder,

lol yes im blonde
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Half bread, half omelete!

Hello I just made this in the BM and it came out very well in the base but the top was just an omelete! Has anyone had this problem too


** Chief WITCH **
S: 141kg C: 49.9kg G: 36.3kg BMI: 17.7 Loss: 91.1kg(64.62%)
never tried it... Anja?


Dukan Ancestor!!
S: 76kg C: 66.3kg G: 64kg BMI: 22.9 Loss: 9.7kg(12.77%)
No, but depending on your BM you may have to watch it during kneading. It sounds like your was not properly mixed? With a wooden spoon stir in the oatbran from the edges into the middle if you see that the kneading paddle is not picking up all the dry stuff from the edges. You could also try mixing the lot before putting it onto the machine, or if your machine has it (mine is basic and 10+ years old), try using a gluten-free cycle. Because the brans have no gluten the dough does not develop any elasticity that you normally expect from a yeast dough, which sometimes results in uneven mixing (recently I've been getting 'dry crumbly corners').
OR: your mix was too wet, the cycle too short and the bran just sank to the bottom?

In short: I have no idea you'll have to experiment I'm afraid ;)


Thanks Anja... I will finish the 5 pices I have got left of my ome-bread and then I will try with the gluten free cycle. I have not had the BM for long, so I will follow your advise and I will let you know when I get it right. It was nice anyway, thank you!


Talks alotttt! :)
S: 12st7lb C: 10st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 26.3 Loss: 1st8lb(12.57%)
Anja, What is this wheatbran? and am I allowed it on cruise? Nat


Goat herder(ess)
S: 10st0lb C: 7st10lb G: 8st1lb Loss: 2st4lb(22.86%)
Natty - It's a tolerated item and actually meant to be used occasionally in order to help with transit issues, but many of us use it now and again in things like muffins, etc. Jordan's are one of the brands which make it. I get mine from my local health food shop, but I think some supermarkets may also stock it.


Full Member
S: 17st11lb C: 16st10lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 33.6 Loss: 1st1lb(6.02%)
I just made this used Chinese tub like states then ive cut it in half length ways filled with turkey rashers and poached egg its closest thing to bacon sandwich ive had in weeks and loved it x


Full Member
S: 11st10lb C: 11st4lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 27.1 Loss: 0st6lb(3.66%)
Thank you for this, just made it for my lunch and dry fried an egg and it was define, I feel stuffed :)


Full Member
S: 9st0lb C: 9st0lb G: 7st12lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi, I just wanted 2 say I luv this bread! I make it all the time, it's so quick & easy.


Full Member
S: 11st1lb C: 9st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 20.8 Loss: 1st4lb(11.61%)
I just made this and thank you for the recipe. I didn't realize how much I missed bread. Mine did come out quite dry but I still ate the whole thing! I used fat free sour cream and may add more next time so that it comes out moister. Thanks again!


Full Member
S: 13st11lb C: 10st13lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 26.3 Loss: 2st12lb(20.73%)
After 6 weeks of galettes I was looking for a new way of eating my oatbran and I have definately found it, this recipe is amazing, I'm going to let my friends know who are also doing Dukan. Thanks so much for this recipe:D


Full Member
S: 19st3lb C: 15st12lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 36.9 Loss: 3st5lb(17.47%)
I have finally managed to buy Wheatbran! YAY! Thank you Holland and Barret! I am soooo making this tonight