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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

essene bread

I was talking to someone about how we both love essene bread. It is a loaf that is made from sprouted grain, such as wheat, rye, kamut and spelt. You can buy one from health shops but they are easily made yourself.

Essence bread is a dense and slightly sweet. Here is the requested recipe.


You will need
4-6 cups of sprouted grains

that's it?


grind the sprouted grain using juicer, food processor, a blender, or a big pestle and mortar. place in a greased pan. you can either leave it to sit for up to 24 hours or start baking straight away.

raw version

slow-cook the loaf for 24-36 hours. You can put it in the sun, or use a VERY low oven if your oven can turn down to approx 41 degrees. If you have a gas oven you can leave the loaf with just a pilot light on.

cooked version

bake the loaf at 110-115 for two hours. This makes a sweet, almost caramelised, dense loaf. it is similar to many store bought essence bread.

you can have different variations.
I sometimes make smaller roll bread, that makes the drying/baking process shorter too.
or you can add dry fruits, nuts and seed or other seasoning.

And this is my lunch with my raw essene bread. This time I made it with spelt and just left it outside with a mesh to cover to keep the insects away.
served with sprouted quinoa salad and avocado.

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