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dosal

greenkorn

I received a pound of greenkorn (the unripe wheat). Has anybody ever baked with this? I would like to try a sourdough bread seeing that I still have a lot of starter left.

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cerevisiae

Never heard of it. Can you provide any further information on it? The closest think I can think of is freekah, which I've only added in as a cooked whole grain.

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dosal

it is really green unripe wheat that just has been dried as far as I know. My friend says to grind it and make kind of a pudding out of it. We are not pudding people (even though we eat pretty much anything). I thought someone here might have baked with it before. Maybe I can find more on Google, but my first attempt wasn't very successful.

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CatPoet

Spelt or  grünkern  ( green corn), I know this. I have had in sweet puddings, as porridge and in pumpernickel bread.

I do not have a recipe for here at the moment.

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dosal

actually Dinkel as far as I know. I found a few recipes in German, but they only use very small quantities of Grünkorn more like us adding seeds to our bread. I'll try some of these yeast breads converted to sourdough and see what happens. It can also be substituted for rice, hmm well maybe. I am open for anything.

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CatPoet

Dosal, I can ask a friend for recipe, she is how ever a sleep at the moment.  But you will get a recipe as soon as  I get hold of her.

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dosal

would be great. thank you

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hanseata

Is unripe (green = grün) spelt that has been slowly roasted. It has a nutty taste. You use it like other non-high gluten flours in breads or rolls.

I'll copy one of Nils Schöner's recipes here from his highly recommended e-book: "Notes of a Floury German Kitchen"). I haven't baked this one, yet, but others that I really liked.

Happy baking!

Karin

 

Grünkern-Carrot Bread (Nils Schöner)

Yield: 1 pan loaf


I think the flavor of Grünkern is sensational. It is smoky, and sniffing at this bread I began to think I had accidentally dropped some smoked Tiroler Schinken into the dough bowl. But the smokiness is more like Latakia tobacco or smoldering wood. The carrot adds moisture and an interesting color.

Grünkern Soaker

  • 100g coarse Grünkern meal

  • 100g warm water

    Mix and let stand overnight.

    Dough

  • 200g strong white flour

  • 200g dark rye flour

  • 100g rye sourdough, hydration: 100%

  • 160-280g warm water to make a soft and sticky but not loose dough

  • 1 carrot, grated, approx. 80g

  • 5g fresh yeast

  • 10g sea salt

  • Grünkern soaker

    Bulk Fermentation: 1 hour
    Final Fermentation: 45-60 minutes

    Bake at 240°C for 10 minutes, then additional 50 minutes at 220°C.

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dosal

seems perfect for me. Thank you Karin.

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cerevisiae

Now I want to get some grünkern so I can try this. Thanks for sharing.

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CatPoet

This is the  recipe my friend said was similar to the  porridge I remembered and it should serve 2

1 coffee cup  ( old fashion ones)  grünkern 

1 coffe cup  pinhead oats or  pearlbarley.

honey

Cinnamon, cloves and cardemom

water.

salt

Let the barley or oats soak in a bowls overnight.. In the morning messure the soak barley and grünkern and  add douuble amount of water to a cooking pot, add the grains a pinch of salt. And let simmer for about 25 minutes, stir and make  look like porridge.  Flavour the porridge with  a pinch of cinnamon, a little clove and freshly ground cardemom and  spoon of honey. Serve with  milk and fresh fruits or berries.

That  is how the recipe is made, according to her gran.

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dosal

thanks for the recipe