Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 22 Using Whole wheat without a grinder

We made cracked wheat for cereal this morning using the blender. 2 cups water, 1 cup wheat berries. Blend 2-3 minutes until cracked but not as fine as the blender wheat pancakes. Cook over low heat stirring to avoid burning. Add 1/4 tsp salt. The children got to eat it with ice cream leftover from Memorial Day. They ate the whole batch. I loved it. It is a little courser than my grinder because not all the grains are evenly cracked. After three weeks with no wheat bread, I loved it.

I have tried to sprout wheat twice to make an "Old world" bread that retails for about $4.00 a loaf locally. Sprout the wheat for three days then blend the wheat until it forms a soft dough. I have added some salt, the sprouts are sweet so sugar is unnecessary, and tried to bake it. I haven't had a loaf turn out yet but I am still trying. The flavor is wonderfully fresh and nutty flavor of wheat. I want to make it as a regular part of our diet if I can fine tune the process.

Chicken Breasts are being offered for $1.33 per pound. This is the price I buy to bottle.

1 comment:

  1. You can put whole wheat and even a mixture of other grains into the crockpot overnight and wake up to hot cereal without any work at all and best of all it doesn't burn.