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Monday, April 30, 2012

Sprouted No Knead Grain Bread Recipe and such...


Hello everyone...

Here we are with another weekend come and gone.. 
The Spring season is flying by, I would say.. 
Here in Eastern Canada we now have green lawns and the dandelions are popping up.. 

I thought I would just post another few pics of this past weekend.. 

Several of the Keepers and some of us older ladies attended our annual Ladies Retreat... 
It was a very blessed time..Wonderful music, speaking and fellowship.. Believe it or not though,  I find I am very tired... That is what only 5 hours sleep does for this old gal... grin.. 
We were away Friday and Saturday..

Yesterday, on our way home from church we stopped and picked some of these...

Canadian Mayflowers.. 
They have one of earth's loveliest scents... (my opinion)
We almost missed them as they bloomed so quickly... 
 I had them glued to my nose all the way home... smile... 

Today I made something that I have been trying to accomplish for a while, now..

Sprouted Grain Bread... 

I started the sprouts earlier..
Terry was good enough to rinse them for me.. smile..

And I made the bread today... 

I sprouted barley and quinoa...

There are different recipes on the web but some of them are pretty complicated.. 

This is very simple recipe and probably not as healthy as others but I am sure it has more benefits that an ordinary loaf... 

And as usual it is a no knead recipe..

Terry really liked the texture and taste of it.. 


Even if he did put molasses on it.. smile.. 

Tomorrow, though, he can put this between a couple of slices..






Left over meat loaf... smile.. 

Anyway, dear hearts ... 

Here is the recipe.. 
I will probably tweak it here and there but when I do I will come back and note it on this post... OK?

SPROUTED GRAIN NO KNEAD BREAD..

FIRST OF ALL...
 You need to place 3 or 4 T. of mixed grains in a sprouting bottle...
I use a mason jar with a piece of cheesecloth tied on the top.. 
As I said I used the grains barley and quinoa..
  
Rinse the grains and drain.. 
Then cover with water and let sit for several hours.. 
About 3 times a day rinse and drain well..
Do this for 2 or 3 days..
OK? 

NOW MAKE THE BREAD... 

Take 1 cup of drained sprouted grains and place in a food chopper and chop well...

Place in a glass cup measure and add enough water to make an even cup.. Stir well then drain the water into a 2 cup measure..
Add enough water to make 2 cups of liquid.. 
Heat this up in the microwave until just warm... 

Place the warmed liquid in a bowl and add 2 T. of sugar and 2 1/2 tsp. of instant yeast.. 
Add 2 cups of unbleached flour and the drained sprouted grains and stir well ... 

Then add 1 more cup of flour and 2 tsp. of salt.. 
Stir well and cover with a tea towel.. 

Place in a warm place and let rise until doubled....

Using olive oiled hands roll the dough into a loaf and place in an oiled tin.. Let rise again until doubled.. 

Bake in a 375 degree F. oven for 35 minutes.. 

** Next time I will try replacing 1 or 2 cups of unbleached flour to whole wheat or rye.. and change the sugar to honey..

I just wanted to make sure that this was a nice light loaf and it is.. 
The flavor is nice, too and would be great made into a veggie sandwich... 


On another note we are having a Keepers meeting on Saturday .. 
Not a regular meeting but the Keepers will be celebrating Mothers Day.. 
So, I don't think there will be any homework... 
Next time.. 

Thank you for your sweet visit and your lovely comments.. 
Let me know if you make the bread.. OK...

May God bless and keep you my friends... 
Peace...

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12 comments:

  1. I just started reading about growing sprouts...just starting to think healthy! lol I'll be bookmarking this! Thank you!
    have a great week!

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  2. The bread looks wonderful. My nephews wife went to a retreat a few days ago also in Fredricton. She had a great time and also got very little sleep. She was over to visit the other night and was very excited about going.

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  3. It's funny cause my mum when I was a kid used to grow her own sprouts and used them in her bread yet as a kid you never pay attention to these things you just eat and enjoy what mum puts on your plate and home makes , this post took me back thinking and thats when I realized this ! Wonderful post thanks for jogging the memory . Have a great evening !

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  4. Hi Faye,

    As usual it was nice to visit today. I need to try the no knead bread soon. And boy, does that meat loaf look yummy.

    Pretty flowers too. :)

    We had a retreat for our church ladies a couple of summers ago. I was one half of the organizing committee. :) We went up to a nice little campsite in the mountains. It was just for three days. I wanted to stay there forever. It was so nice and peaceful there. We all had a great time.

    Have a great Tuesday my friend. Take care, Janet W

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  5. Faye you make so many tasty looking things, I will try the bread for sure. Glad you had a great time at your retreat...it must be so uplifting :)
    Do you know, every house we look at now I am imagining whether the entrance could be made inviting, and visualising what I could do there! It is a good thing to look for in a house I think!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    God Bless you & have a lovely week Faye :)
    Carly xx

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  6. Yum yum on the bread! I just had meatloaf last night too. You must be full both physically and spiritually. I love Ladies Retreats!

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  7. Oh Faye Henry!
    Now that has to be the yummiest looking bread eva!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  8. Good Morning Faye...
    That certainly looks and sounds like a delicious recipe.
    On the healthy side too :)

    I'll have to print it out and give it a try.

    Hope you have a great day!

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  9. I must admit that I was glad not to see myself sitting in my PJ's when I got to the bottom of your post...LOL... I bought some quinoa to try...you don't sprout the stuff straight from the bulk barn, do you?? You need seeds, right? Thanks for the reminder about Saturday...I'll need to check with someone I invited to see if they are coming (I'll let you know)... I'll find some things for the penny auction today :)

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  10. Beautiful picture of the flower. As for the bread, looks yummy, but I doubt if I will make it. :)

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  11. The bread looks delicious! I have never sprouted grains. Perhaps I should give it a try. God bless.

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  12. Hello dear Faye, Thanks so much for finding this recipe and making sure that it works. My hubby loves the sprouted grain bread and I have heard that it is much better for us. I want to try this, but I won't be home enough in the next while to do it, so, when I am back on a regular schedule I will definitely try it.
    Where do we find grains that can be sprouted, Health Food Stores probably?
    Have a good week, Love and hugs, Cindy

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