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dragon49

Delicious Multi Grain Bread

This is the most delicious Bread that I have ever made:


 


The 1/3 cups of water added noticeably more moisture to the bread than the recommended 1 1/4 cups for 4 cups of flour.  Breads with the recommended amount were a tiny bit too dry.


 


Mixed Grain Juniper Berry Bread:


 


1 1/3 cups Water


2 cups Spelt Flour


1 cup All Purpose Flour


1 Cup Buckwheat Flour


3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil


3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar


2 Teaspoons Sea Salt


4 Tablespoons Juniper Berries


1 1/2 Packages of Red Star Active Dry Yeast


 

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Anj

Looks good. I don't have any juniper berries to try it with though. Sure wish I did because they would probably give it a great flavor. Love buckwheat. Did it raise well for you?
Hugs,
Anj

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dragon49

I edited the first post-  I only used 3 Tablespoons of Sugar - not 4 and I also added 3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.


It raised well.


 

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Slaquer

or leave them whole?

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dragon49

I kept them whole.  They were the kind that are sold with other spices.  They came. in a a small pepper shaker like container

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Anj

Wow! Thanks for the info. May I ask in what store you found them? We live out in the middle of nowhere. Not a lot of variety or stores out here so I might have to go to the Internet to find these.

Thanks again for the info.
Hugs,
Anj

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SulaBlue

Anj,


I found them (here in San Antonio) at my local SunHarvest. Some HEB groceries also have them, but not so many. I'm not sure if you have an HEB Central Market out there anywhere close or not. Whole Foods also generally has them.


As a last resort you can order them through amazon.com. 

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Anj

Hi, ShulaBlue,

Thanks for much for the tip on HEB and Whole Foods. I know we have an HEB around somewhere because we get fliers for it--possibly it is down in Athens. I know it isn't in any of the small towns closer to us. I know we don't have any stores called SunHarvest around here.

We have shopped at Whole Foods (in Dallas) and will do this again when we run out of sea salt. (We've tried the stuff in the supermarket and didn't care for it at all!) It's the only store in the area/region that I KNOW carries short-grain brown rice, whole grain spelt and whole grain triticale.

Both stores are over 50 miles from us so it will probably be a while before we go.
Thanks again!
Hugs,
Anj

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PMcCool

Anj,


Penzeys Spices has a large selection of spices at reasonable prices, including juniper berries.  You can order on-line if there isn't a store that's close to you.


Paul

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Anj

Thanks, Paul! I really appreciate the tip. As I told ShulaBlue, I'm probably going to go to the Internet for purchasing this and I will check out the Penzeys site.  Do you get many spices/herbs from them?


Hugs,


Anj

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Slaquer

Here, in Bisbee, we have 2 commercial sources for the dried berries.  They cost $1/oz.


Actually, there is a place, north of town at 7000 feet,  called Juniper Flats.  The price may be substantially lower up there.


Since vodka is cheap now, I infuse it with juniper and other stuff to make gin.  'Taint bad.  Juniper is also used in pork seasoning.  It is getting to be one of my favorite herbs.

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Anj

Hi, Slaquer,


Thank you for the reply.  I think I can understand why the berries might be less expensive in a place called "Juniper Flats".  *grin*  I picked and dried a couple of pounds of berries years ago when I was living in eastern Tennessee, but they are long gone now.  I used to enjoy just munching on them at times.


Hugs,
Anj