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08-02-2005, 03:49 PM
Can these be used to make the breads in Alissa's book even though the ones in the book call for soft wheat berries? Hard wheat berries are all I have. Thanks!
08-02-2005, 04:58 PM
Soft wheat berries have a milder flavor. HW can be used, I've used HW to make breads before. Try making a smaller batch to see if you like it.
08-02-2005, 05:00 PM
GREAT!!! Thanks Christa!!
08-02-2005, 05:04 PM
Isn't a hard wheat berrie a soft one dried out? :P
Soak your hard wheat berries and you will have soft wheat berries. ;)
08-02-2005, 05:48 PM
I agree. Soft wheat berries contain less gluten in them, which makes them perfect for pastries, ect. However, the Hard wheat berries are just the same except you might expect to have to soak them a tad longer due to the high gluten content in them. The hard berries will also be stronger tasting, so if you soak them a little longer, the soaking takes alot of the strong flavor away, also. yes, you can use them. Your bread my be a little more dense because of the heavy wheat gluten in them. I have been a baker for fifteen years and am used to using the hard wheat berries and soft wheat berries for the different purposes stated above. When I make my bread using the HWB, the bread is heavier as opposed to the soft wheat berry flour which makes a lighter loaf.
They are interchangable with variables.
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