Friday, January 30, 2015

Essene Raisin Bread - Easy to make at home.

Organic Essene Raisin Bread

Essene bread is unleavened bread that is moist, sweet, and strangely addicting. It is perfect with real salted butter slathered on top. OR - load it up with my mom's recipe for "REALLY BUTTER". I will have to post that recipe later. She created it when she was off dairy for a long time, and she sooo missed butter. It tastes amazing.

My mom created this bread recipe when my children were younger and she served it to them with a generous helping of her REALLY BUTTER. They would beg her to make more. So did I.

It is very affordable to make this bread yourself, as it is a bit pricey at the health food store - IF you can find it. It is an easy recipe to make and the only thing I might change is to add a little sea salt or BioSalt ...If I were especially daring.

Note that sprouted wheat is much more nutritious than wheat flour of any kind. You could sprout spelt or Kamut instead, if you choose. Please make sure you use organic raisins, you don't want little pesticide-ridden morsels wreaking havoc with your health. Right?



ORGANIC ESSENE RAISIN BREAD Recipe:

6 cups organic wheat (not ground)
4 to 6 cups organic raisins



 Method:

First sprout the wheat by soaking the 6 cups wheat overnight. Drain and rinse periodically for 2 days, until the wheat has sprouted.

Grind the drained sprouted wheat in a food processor along with  2 to 3 cups organic raisins.

Scrape out the sticky wheat mixture onto a silicone mat and knead in 2 to 3 cups more raisins.

Shape dough into four 8-inch loaves about 2 to 2 1/2 inches thick.

Place loaves on oiled pans (coconut oil).

Bake in a 225 degree F oven for 4 hours, switching oven racks halfway through baking.

Let cool and store air-tight in the refrigerator.





Sprouting the wheat...


Grinding the wheat...

Kneading the wheat...

Does this remind you of the story of THE LITTLE RED HEN?


I hope you enjoy the fruits of your labors my friends,

Leila.