[permaculture] nutrition -- sprouted kamut bread
venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 28 17:44:53 EDT 2012
On 10/28/2012 3:56 PM, Frances and David wrote:
> a quick note about food processing the sprouts.
> we have tried different methods but recently purchased a food processor made
> by PC (Superstore). It has many excellent features and the S blade works
> great for this recipe (the fact that it is held in place really helps the
> process of unloading each batch as the whole mix is processed batch by
> batch). I have found it works best to stick to loosely loading up to 3 cups
> or less for each batch and to let it run until it becomes dough like and
> starts to bunch up and get kneaded by the S blade. This recent discovery has
> really elevated the level of our sprouted bread. It is now a nice smooth
> result that can rise and sour nicely over the hours that we leave it before
> putting it in the oven. (We left ours overnight this time and the result was
> great -- lots of even little holes throughout). Please keep in in mind that
> times and heating vary greatly for bread according to ovens and local
> climactic conditions. I've always found that fermented things do great here.
> This last bit, the souring of the bread is our last little tweak that has
> left us both thrilled and amazed.
> Also, when we go on to try additions, we will be looking into adding herbs,
> onion, garlic, that sort of thing. Maybe even a seed such as caraway or
> Also, to try out is baking on a pan. In preparation for possibly visiting
> places where a woodstove is the norm for cooking.
This is great information. I do not own a food processor but might be
tempted to buy one at some point just to make sprouted (and fermented
sour dough) bread. I will save your method for future use.
Caraway seed is used in rye bread and kraut to improve digestion and add
flavor. It is really good in dark German pumpernickel rye.
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