Courtney has found the best sprouted wheat bread recipe. It is from her King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book. The recipe we’ve settled on is on page 185.
We buy whole wheat berries in 50 pound bags from a local buying group that pulls together bulk orders twice a year. We use a Nutrimill to do the grinding and a Bosch mixer to do the kneading. The Bosch is a breeze to work with. Handling 5 loaves at once, it is a definite upgrade from the KitchenAid Artisan that Courtney wore out making bread.
So why should we sprout our grains? Through the process of sprouting, a grain unlocks tons of nutrients that are used in the growing process. These nutrients are more available to the human body by doing this and can provide a lot of immune system support.
There is a downside to this. You will NEVER be able to eat store bought bread again. This bread it soooo good that it will instantly turn you into a bread snob. But you will be a healthier bread snob as a result.
Happy baking. Robert.
We are in the market for a grain mill. We can’t wait to join the
thousands hundreds dozens of other folks who spent countless hours preparing their own flour. Now you know us, we don’t want just any ol’ electric mill that you can buy at Walmart and that will grind your flour in mere seconds. We want one that you have to crank yourself. And we want one that won’t break. That appears to be a tall order.
So we’ve done some internet searching and consulted our favorite bloggers. At least those who like to do things the
slow way old fashioned way. I think we have settled on a Country Living Grain Mill. Everywhere we look, we only find satisfied customers. We were also considering the Wonder Junior Deluxe mill, but the reviews were mixed. One reviewer said it took her 1 1/2 hours to grind wheat fine enough to use for bread, which required double grinding. That seems like a really long time to me. The cost is about half that of the Country Living mill so we are tempted to try it.
And talk about getting the horse before the wagon, we’ve already purchased a supply of wheat, corn and oatmeal.