Monday, October 24, 2011

Grinding The Wheat

I have been feeling under the weather. What does that mean? Under the weather? If I was feeling this particular weather, the cool fall breezes and fervent colors, wouldn't I be feeling dandy? Yucky is how I feel.

So, here's a photo of the sprouted wheat bread I was making as I was feeling yucky. It has some sprouted barley in it too. Gives it a nice caramelly flavor that roasted malted barley will do. I have just alienated all of Dr. William Davis' followers including the Wheat Belly author himself.

This is two cups of the dreaded whole wheat berry, a quarter cup or so switched out for whole barley (not the pearled kind). It was sprouting for about 48 hours. You can see the little sperm-tails on the wheat if you look close. The work of this Kitchen Aid food grinding attachment makes me wonder if our ancestors waited until this particular device was invented before they bastardized their diet with the likes of wheat. As it grinds it sounds like, I'm so sorry, insect exoskeletons crunching underfoot as you make your way to the latrine in the dark of night.

The final product lacks yeast, flour, oil, eggs, sugar, and sometimes even salt when I forget to add the 1/2 teaspoon at the end. This is the epitome of 100% whole grain goodness, or badness as you would have it. We have it with peanut butter and jelly.


Unknown said...

Nice KitchenAid. I am looking for something like it and don't know if I'll need a similar attachment. I am now over a year old with my wheat-free habit. Although, I do find myself digging into our jar of raw almond butter every now and then.


Bix said...

A year without wheat, that's laudable!

I suppose my going without flour is similar, since most flour in the world is made from wheat.

Laurie Endicott Thomas said...

I recently heard a self-styled health and nutrition expert saying over the radio that sprouted grains don't contain gluten. I hope nobody listened to him. Sprouted wheat is NOT safe for people with celiac disease or wheat allergy.

Unless you have celiac disease or wheat allergy, why not eat wheat?

Angela and Melinda said...

I love your post, and I do eat whole-wheat flour. The sprouted grains are too hard on my bathroom habits! But as always, your posts are riveting!

Bix said...

Dr. Davis says wheat makes people fat.

"Wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic."

I can't attest to that personally, but maybe I'm not eating enough of it?

Angela and Melinda said...

Does your resident eater like the sprouted grain bread? Just curious. I think it would be a heavy lift at my house.
I think Dr. Davis is full of hooey. What makes people fat is A) too much heavily refined carbohydrate combined w/ weird fats, sugars, etc., and B) not enough exercise. (Oh, and probably too much meat.) That's my story & I'm stickin' to it!

Bix said...

lol... stick to your story, Melinda, it has credibility in my books. Your A) especially.

He loves the stuff. I can't believe it. His words, "If you told me I'd be eating this sprouted wheat crap - and liking it! - I'd have said you were crazy." He usually tries all my weird experiments, but he seldom ends up requesting them. He still thinks kabocha squash are best used as Halloween decorations.

Angela and Melinda said...

What a hoot--love the quote of his words!

Angela and Melinda said...

I'm sure you've posted the recipe for this bread, but I don't see it in the list of recipes.

Bix said...

You're right. I never posted it. I posted bits and pieces of it over the years. I'll get it together for one post, just so I can refer to it when my memory gives out completely.