Essene Bread for the Bread Machine Recipe
- 1/2 cup sprouted wheat berries, ground
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
- 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
step 1: Beginning several days before you hope to be eating this bread, rinse 1/2 cup raw wheat berries in cool water; drain. Soak the berries with cool water in a large bowl. Cover the bowl with a plate or cloth, and allow the berries to soak at normal room temperature overnight or for about 12 hours. The berries will soak up a considerable amount of water. Drain the berries in a colander, cover the colander with a plate to prevent the berries from drying out, and set it in a place away from light. Rinse the berries about 3 times a day, and they will soon begin to sprout. In a couple of days the sprouts will reach their optimum length of about l/4 inch. Drain the sprouts and grind them in a blender or food processor.
step 2: Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Whole Wheat cycle and Medium Crust setting; press Start.
step 3: If your machine has a raisin cycle, you can put the sprouts in at the beep for more intact sprouts. If not, the bread may have a mushy consistency.