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12-18-2007, 09:54 AM
I meant to get soft wheatberries as they are recommended for breads and crackers.
but I got the hard wheatberries by mistake.
can I still sprout them and use them for crackers and breads or not?
if not, what would be the problem if I did use the hard instead of the soft?
and what can I use it for if not for crackers?
12-18-2007, 10:46 AM
Actually I think hard berries are much better. You have a higher srouting success as soft tend to mold and decay much easier with more broken berries. You can use them for wheatgrass also. I only use soft if I am making rejuvelac and then I still prefer rye berries.......Hard berries have a higher gluten (protien) content so your crackers/breads hold together.
I say count you blessings!
12-18-2007, 11:13 AM
I thought in Alissa's book, on that page with the sprouting chart, it said that soft wheatberries were best for crackers and breads.
so you think I will have success sprouting them and making crackers?
12-18-2007, 04:27 PM
Personally my opionion is that they will turn out better and be easier. I co-ordinate grain orders in my area usually 8 to 10 tons per year and have done much research.My favorites are Triticale, Spelt and Kamut. Kamut is a soft wheat has a larger berry and easy to sprout. Viability of soft wheat is much less and has a tendency to mold easier.
Again, just my opinion,
12-18-2007, 04:43 PM
I've also had a lot of success sprouting hard wheat berries, but I've never tried soft wheat berries so I can't compare.
Good luck to you!
12-18-2007, 08:57 PM
In regular baking the soft white wheat berries are used for pastries, cookies, cake, etc. The hard wheat is used for bread and everything else.
Hard wheat makes great crackers-go for it!
12-20-2007, 11:55 AM
thanks for the good information. i've been curious about this.
12-21-2007, 09:47 AM
what did I do wrong?
I sprouted the wheatberries.
I put them in the food processor and blended with flax seed.
and made crackers out of them.
but they have hard, not pleasant, bits in them that I'm assuming is the wheatberries.
what did I do wrong?
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