Saturday, April 4, 2009
Making bread has been a health issue with me for a long time. At first I learned about making bread from freshly ground whole wheat. The difference is in the nutrition. Just about all of your nutrition from the whole wheat is lost in the flour's shelf life through oxidation. Therefore whenever you buy whole wheat at the store to bake with; you may be getting a little better nutrition and every little bit counts, but you could be doing your body a big huge favor if you bought an electric grinder and ordered your wheat berries in bulk. For more free information on the nutrition of fresh ground wheat go to www.breadbeckers.com and sign up to receive their free c.d. it will tell you all about what I have touched on. You can also order your bucket of wheat there as well as many other grain products. I have also started ordering their oatmeal as well.
Now for the good part. This morning I am making Kefir(buttermilk) No Yeast Quick Bread, a recipe I received from www.nogreaterjoy.org in their annual calender they send with their magazine. You can view their magazine online at their web address. I love to sup rise the children when they wake up with a new recipe every now and then. This recipe called for letting the dough set over night to ferment and I would have done that but I didn't read that right away so I substituted 1/2 cup of the flour with 1/2 cup of my sourdough starter. That's easy to make as well. just add 1 or 2 cups or flour to the same of water and whisk through out the day for a few days until it begins to bubble and rise. Do not allow it to get above 80 degrees because this will cause it to go bad. For other methods go to www.breadtopia.com If nothing else it is really fun to watch the guy on there bake bread on his videos. Today is a good day to make some healthy changes in your life. If God is using your body as his temple then we should give him our best to work with!
For another of my blogs on healthy products go to www.LBSII.blogspot.com Have a Blessed Day in the Lord Jesus!