Essene Bread for the Bread Machine

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It will take several days for the wheat berries to sprout before you can use them in this recipe. The reward for your patience is a hearty loaf packed with protein. Special care needs to be taken with this bread and the instructions need to be followed very carefully.

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Prep Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Additional Time:
3 days 6 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
3 days 11 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
1 - 1 1/2 pound loaf

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sprouted wheat berries, ground

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten

  • 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions

  1. Beginning several days before you hope to be eating this bread, rinse 1/2 cup raw wheat berries in cool water; drain. Soak the berries with cool water in a large bowl. Cover the bowl with a plate or cloth, and allow the berries to soak at normal room temperature overnight or for about 12 hours. The berries will soak up a considerable amount of water. Drain the berries in a colander, cover the colander with a plate to prevent the berries from drying out, and set it in a place away from light. Rinse the berries about 3 times a day, and they will soon begin to sprout. In a couple of days the sprouts will reach their optimum length of about l/4 inch. Drain the sprouts and grind them in a blender or food processor.

  2. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Whole Wheat cycle and Medium Crust setting; press Start.

  3. If your machine has a raisin cycle, you can put the sprouts in at the beep for more intact sprouts. If not, the bread may have a mushy consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
1g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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