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I have ordered it and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. I was wondering...does she demonstate how to make sprouted bread on it? Reason I'm asking is my first attempt at making it this weekend failed miserably. I think my problem was in the mixing of the sprouts in my processor. IT never did look like a dough.
It kind of fell all apart in my dehydrator.
06-13-2005, 09:33 AM
Hmmm. Looked at it twice and don't recall seeing that.
If you post what you did ~ and the ingredients, I'm sure someone here can tell you what you need. Were flaxseeds part of the ingredients? If not, you can soak about a tablespoon of them, then add to the recipes. IF there's enough fluid in the mix, can add them directly to the mix, give them a few minutes, mix thoroughly, then put in dehydrator.
So, how'd the one you made taste? IF food, sprinkle it on salads.
To be honest, I got mad and threw it away. (hangs head in shame) I have a couple of books that have recipes on making the sprout bread and they all say that the sprouts should look like a dough after you process them. Mine did not...or at least it didn't to me. No, I didn't add flax seeds. I tried to make Allisa's blueberry bread. Maybe it was the frozen blueberries. Her recipe said frozen wasOK and I happened to have some organic blueberries in my freezer.
This morning I went to turn the bread in the dehydrator and it was really stuck to the mesh sheet...cracked and falling apart. It had been dehydrating for over 12 hours. I wanted to turn it keep it dehydrating.
I have some more berries sprouting...will try again!
06-13-2005, 10:15 AM
Interesting that it was still stuck to the sheet yet cracked and falling apart. I would think from the latter it had overdried, from the former, not dried enough to turn. Interesting.
Let us know how this batch turns out, 'k?
Oh, btw ~ there is a recipe here for onion bread. Seems to come out really good for most of us. Quick, easy and tasty. You might wish to give that a try.
06-13-2005, 12:25 PM
I've seen her DVD about 10 times, and I don't remember her talking about sprouted breads, she does mention the enchilada wraps.
As far as sprouted breads go, you don't want to overprocess the wheat berries because it draws the gluten out of them, and they get sticky and chewy, this can be OK, but can also make the bread tough.
So, what I do is process the sprouted grains just a little to mix em up, add some flax meal (ground flax seeds) to add the "glue" and a bunch of seasonings, herbs, spices etc. to add flavor, and then I make slices and place inthe dehydrator, you can make a loaf, but you need to start the dehydrator out at 145 degrees for the first 2 hours or you may have sour dough instead.
Gabriel Cousins recommends this in his book, and it works really well.
Good luck on your next batch.
I know breads can be tricky.
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