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09-26-2006, 06:07 AM
I'd like to make Alissa's Apple Currant muffins. It calls for sprouted wheat berries. In Alissa's sprouting chart, she lists hard red wheatberries (for wheatgrass) and soft wheatberries (for breads). I can't find soft wheatberries around here. Can I substitute the hard wheatberries?
Has anyone made this recipe .. and which kind of berries did you use?
09-26-2006, 07:29 AM
I don't know, I would try it any way. That is how new recipes are invented. The hard berries are Winter and the soft is Summer.
Have a great time baking...........
09-26-2006, 09:05 AM
I'd just sprout them a bit longer to make sure they are soft enough for the recipie. I've grown wheatgrass from soft berries and just sprouted the red ones before. Do the red do better as grass and the white better as sprouts, sure. But they can go either way. You'll be mixing them up quite a bit in the muffins so I think you'll be fine. Sprout a small bit of them and see what you think before you make enough for the recipie. If you can get your fingers on oats or kamut or spelt you could sub those for the wheat as well.
09-26-2006, 09:30 AM
I've used hard berries in "bread" recipes before with no problem. Now, they may take a little more to grind them up than the soft ones (it's been a long while since using wheat berries) but they still work.
09-26-2006, 09:32 AM
They are also called pastry berries. This term may help in your search for them.
09-28-2006, 09:33 PM
Thanks everyone. I did an on-line check, and found I could order soft wheatberries. I also checked at my local Wild Oats - and they agreed to order them for me! Have to get a 10# bag, but that is okay ... I'll be making lots of muffins!!!
In the interim, I do have some hard wheatberries, so it is good to know that I could sub with those.
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