After growing my first batch of Red Winter Wheat Berry Sprouts, I remembered how yummy that sprout bread at the health food store was. So I decided to experiment. And I have to tell you I had better results than I could have imagined. This bread was so moist and delicious that I could have eaten the entire loaf, while the aroma and warmth still permeated the house. Soft and spongy!
First I must tell you how sweet tasting Wheat Berry Sprouts are. The sweetness is such a surprise and you can also tell these are meant to be eaten for medicinal benefits. Don’t ask me why I know this, you just know these things. It is hard to find this kind of combination. Sweet medicine I’ll call it. Great for salads, but the bread is heavenly! Here’s all you need.
Healthy Sprout Bread
1 cup milk plus 2 tablespoons
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
3 cups bread flour
1 cup red winter wheat berry sprouts
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
1/2 cup pine nuts
Place milk in a small saucepan and heat to just before boiling. Place milk, salt, oil, honey and flour into your bread machine. Then add your final ingredients. I have noticed that when I heat my milk up, by the time I add the additional ingredients, the milk has cooled but keeps a temperature that allows the sugar and the yeast to better interact with one
another. I sometimes watch the mixture for the first 15 minutes in the event it might be too wet or too dry and adjust accordingly.
This bread is just superb! There is no other way to describe it. You don’t even need butter on it it’s so moist!! Melts in your mouth. And the milk heating process makes an enormous difference in the height of the bread. Finally making some impressive bread!!
You must try this. Not to mention, growing these sprouts were quick and easy.
As before, you place them in filtered water, rinse them a few times a day, leave them in the dark, and let them do their own magic.
I must admit, somewhere on the planet I heard that sprouts were good in power shakes, but let me share my humble opinion on that one. Keep them safe beside your salad. These do not belong in a power shake. But, if you feel the need to try to hide them in your food, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
For the healthiest bread around, you are on a winning track!! Sooooo good.