Organic Wheat Grain

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Description

Organic Wheat Grain is the perfect start to sprouted grain breads.

Organic Wheat Grain is a traditional bakers grain of choice.  It has a rich, buttery flavour and makes reliable bakes over and over again.

If you enjoy experimenting with sprouted grains then wheat is a perfect place to start.  To make bread from these organic wheat berries, they need to be softened so they can later be ground into a floury base. Soaking the berries overnight and then letting them germinate for 2-3 days softens them, ready for grinding. This germination process releases more nutrients as the seed prepares to grow, it also reduces the phytate content and makes it rich in enzymes.  This method makes the flour more nutritious and flavoursome.

If the germination stage is too much for your patience, you can also make bread, muffins, tarts or cakes with freshly ground flour.  We find grinding the  flour from the whole grain is a great way to get the freshest flour with the fullest flavour.  If you like working with whole grains try our organic kamut or organic rye grain.

Ingredients: Organic Wheat Grain

Origin: Netherlands

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g:
Energy 1363kj/323kcal
Fat 2.2g
of which saturates 0.5g
Carbohydrate 54.4g
of which sugars 0.7g
Fibre 12.2g
Protein 15.2g
Salt Trace
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How to make sprouted wheat bread.

  1. Soak 600g of wheat berries overnight in water
  2. Drain the berries and set them on a tray, dish or purpose made sprouter
  3. Leave to germinate for 2-3 days, rinsing 3 times a day with fresh water
  4. Once the berries are sprouted, grind them to a doughy consistency in the blender
  5. Place this pasty lump in a bowl and cover so it can ripen and develop on the counter, this gives it a sour dough flavour
  6. Add a yeast sachet and knead for 15-20 minutes
  7. Allow it to ‘prove’ in a warm place for 1-2 hours
  8. Pat the dough into a loaf tin (this works best for rising) and leave for a further 2 hours
  9. Bake for 1 hour at 350F (177C)

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tips

  1. Cooked wheat grain works well in a chopped salad similar to tabbouleh.
  2. If you like getting creative in the kitchen sprout, dry and then grind the wheat grain into a flour and get baking!