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fl's picture
fl

Bread

For years I've bought Shiloh Farm's Sprouted 7 Grain Bread, but at over $7 a loaf, I would like to make my own verison...can anyone give me any suggestions; recipe, ingredents, etc. Thanks, fl

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rainwater

With all the trouble of sprouting the grains and making the dough, mabe $7.00 a loaf is worth it??? 


I make sourdough bread, which is a bit of troubler, but supposed to be more nutritious than yeasted bread.

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fl

Thanks, but I've found that Shiloh also sells its sprouted flours. We'll see. Thanks again.

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Caltrain

You don't necessarily have to sprout then grind your own grains. You can buy sprouted wheat flour easily enough. I don't know where you'd get the other 6 grains, though.


Looking at the ingredients list on their website, it looks to be good ol' fashion whole wheat flour and sprouted grain bread. I've used Peter Reinhart's recipe in Whole Grain Breads and it's worked well. It takes 3 or so days to sprout the grains (I have no idea why Reinhart thinks it takes overnight), but it's a fairly do-able bread.


Having that said, if you're new to bread making, then you may want to start with something other than sprouted grain bread. Sprouted wheat bread isn't difficult to make, but it is... unorthodox. You have to juggle a couple extra steps, tools, and ingredients that will probably in the end make your first experience anything but a pleasant one!


Try a basic 100% flour loaf and see if that's up to your liking. From there, you can quickly stray off the beaten path.

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fl

Thanks for the input. I'll get the sprouted flour from Shiloh Farms and add the grains, etc. We'll see how that comes out. Thanks again for the info. fl