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How to make it

  • Combine wheat berries, water and 2 Tbs. honey in saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, adding water if necessary.
  • Remove from heat, cover and let stand for at least six hours, or overnight, in fridge.
  • Remove from fridge and drain the next day, prior to using in the recipe.
  • Whisk together yeast, milk and honey and let rest in mixing bowl for about 10 minute to "proof".
  • Once activated(bubbly), add whole wheat flour and about 3/4 cup of AP flour, baking soda and oil and mix with dough hook, just to combine.
  • Let rest about 15 minutes.
  • Add salt and remaining flour, reserving about 1/2 cup and continue to mix with dough hook until dough start to pull away from sides. Add rest of flour as needed.
  • Continue a strong knead for 5-10 more minutes. Add drained wheat berries and mix until just combined.
  • Cover bowl with warmed towel or place in warm spot and let rise about 30 minutes, until dough about doubles in size. Repeat this process, for a second rise, if you want.
  • Punch down dough and knead again just to form an elastic, bubble-less dough.
  • Place dough in loaf pan and cover again with a warm towel, or place in a warm place and allow to rise another 20 minutes or so.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Cool in pans on wire racks for 20-30 minutes, then either slice warm and eat or let cool completely out of pans, but still on wire racks to avoid any condensation.

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  • joe1155 7 years ago
    This sounds excellent and I think your directions are very clear.
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  • pointsevenout 7 years ago
    Are you trying to sprout or just plump the berries?
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  • jkirk 8 years ago
    Nice recipe Keni! I love making bread because it always makes the whole house smell good. And it gives me an excuse to eat more butter!
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  • pkusmc 8 years ago
    Over 20 years? Did you start when you were 1? hehe! Being new to bread making..I have a question: If you have to increase the amount of flour, does that mean that you need to increase the other ingredients as well? Salt, yeast, etc?
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