[NAFEX] Sunchokes

Luffman, Margie Margie.Luffman at AGR.GC.CA
Thu Sep 17 11:26:27 EDT 2009

Thanks to everyone who requested my mother's Artichoke bread recipe. She
has informed me that it came from Harrowsmith magazine and was in an
article written by Mike Grayson. We both estimate that it was published
a minimum of 30 years ago. I was in university when she was making the
bread (as I recall...) and that was 1973-1977. So, here it is. Enjoy!

Jerusalem Artichoke (Sun-Root) Bread 

2-3 cups mashed sun-root
2 tbsp. yeast
3 cups warm water
5 cups whole wheat flour (hard)
4-5 cups unbleached white flour (hard)
2 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. basil, rosemary or your favourite herb
1/4 cup oil

Twelve roots will yield approximately 2 cups of mashed sun-root. 
First steam the sun-root until tender, then mash or put through a
If the sun-root has not been peeled, a blender should be used to break
up the skins. Set aside to cool.

Add yeast to 1 cup of the warm water and let stand for about 10 minutes.
Combine whole wheat flour, 3 cups of the white flour and salt in a large
bowl. To the flour mixture slowly add yeast, remaining water, basil and
Mix well. Beat in pureed sun-root.

Keep adding remaining flour until dough is stiff enough to remove to
floured board for kneading. Knead for about 10 minutes until dough is
elastic (it will remain somewhat sticky).

Place in a large greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place
for 50 to 60 minutes. When doubled in size, punch down, divide and shape
into 3 large or 4 smaller loaf pans. Place dough in greased loaf pans
and allow it to rise again until doubled (about an hour).	

Bake in oven preheated to 350oF until lightly browned on top (25 to 35
minutes for large loaves, 20-30 minutes for the smaller ones).


Margie Luffman, Curator, Canadian Clonal Genebank
Agriculture and AgriFood Canada | Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada
RR # 2, 2585 County Road 20
Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0
E-mail Address | Adresse courriel: Margie.Luffman at agr.gc.ca
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-----Original Message-----
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Kieran &/or Donna
Sent: September 17, 2009 12:13 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Sunchokes

I'd like the recipe too.  I think that the only reason neglected
would die out would be if voles got into them and ate them all up.  that

could happen in a drought as werious as the Tennessee Valley in the late

80's, when ours nearly died out.  I'd think that loose easy to dig soil 
would make it easier for the voles to get them all.  We have two
a long white one and a round red one.  The red one runs half or less the

size of the white, and is really really hard to get rid of.  Little
the size of my thumbnail are all it takes to start plants next year.

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