View Full Version : Substitute for sprouted wheat berries in breads
12-28-2006, 11:03 PM
Does anyone know of an alternative to using sprouted wheat berries in Alissa Cohen's great recipe book, for breads?
My son can't have wheat in any form.
:) But he can have sprouted sunflower seeds, sprouted chickpeas, sprouted alfalfa and flaxseeds. :)
12-29-2006, 12:37 AM
I am new at this too, but I have been using spelt instead of wheat for a long time. I have only used it as a flour and could substitute it for wheat in any recipe - it always turned out great. So I imagine spelt berries would be a good substitute for wheat berries.
You should be able to get them in Sydney, but if you have trouble, I know you can definitely get organic berries from Santos Trading in Byron Bay (I order all my organic food from them via the net and get it posted). I know they have good quality too, as I was told that it's hard to find oat groats that sprout and I had some organic ones from them that sprouted easy.
12-30-2006, 12:35 AM
Thanks for your suggestions MareeM.
Looked up Santos Trading - a good find! And nice to chat on an o/seas post with a fellow Aussie.
Happy New Year.
12-31-2006, 08:51 AM
Would buckwheat work for you.
01-01-2007, 11:21 AM
Buckwheat is great, as sport mentioned. Also, depending on the recipe, maybe try sprouting spelt or oat groats :)
03-08-2007, 05:51 PM
I have the same issues as does my 14 month old son. We cannot have any gluten and I would love to make some breads. I have tons of alternatives when baking but none for preparing raw foods. We cannot have spelt, or oats, or kamut either because these all contain gluten. I can try the buckwheat (I think) but are there any other recipes out there for 'bread' that do not contain gluten? Or does anyone have a good method for substitution?
03-08-2007, 06:02 PM
There are bread recipes that don't use any grains at all:
Alissa's Calzone Dough (which can also be spread out into a flat bread, crackers, pizza crusts, etc.):
Just for the record, buckwheat groats are not botanically a grain nor is it related to grains such as wheat, oats, etc. and contains no gluten.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.