I have had some wheat berries sitting in my pantry for weeks & weeks waiting for me to try this recipe for flourless sprouted wheat bread. It sounded so amazing, making bread by sprouting the wheat berries and then making dough by running them through the food processor (and *not* having to grind them into flour). This week I finally got up the nerve to try it... with mixed results.
It's a fairly simple process. Day one: take 3 cups of wheat berries, cover with generous amount of water & allow to soak for 24 hours. I started mine in the evening & had to add more water in the morning (did you see my post yesterday about all the stuff I had soaking?)
The next step is to seal & refrigerate over night, which worked out perfectly since this was the evening/end of the second day. The next afternoon I got them out & prepared to make the bread recipe:
Sprouted Wheat Bread
6 cups sprouted wheat berries (my 3 cups turned into more than this)
1 teaspoon yeast
2 Tablespoons warm water
2 teaspoons salt
3 Tablespoons honey
loaf pan, greased
clean kitchen towel
gallon zip lock bag
Dissolve the yeast in the water in a small cup. Put half of the wheat, salt, honey, and yeast mixture in the food processor (that means 3 cups wheat, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 Tablespoons honey, + yeast mixture). Process 30 seconds & then scrape down sides.
Next form it into a loaf & place in a greased pan for the second rise. I put mine in a warm oven again & after a few hours, it looked like this (I was also making sourdough bread at the time so I put them next to each other).
And look at me: I even remembered to slash my loaves!
Now, bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes. The sad news is the sprouted wheat bread did not do it's third rise in the oven. The good news is my sourdough loaf did & this was the first time for that! My best sourdough loaf ever! Wrap your sprouted loaf in the towel & place inside the zip lock bag for 45 minutes.
The taste of the sprouted wheat loaf was very starchy & chewy- no big surprise there. I still had sprouted wheat left, so my next post will be about the pancakes I tried to make from it. How about you? Have you tried making sprouted wheat bread before? Give it a go & let me know how it works for you!