Tasty textured wheat

by seedpods

Kind of a fail of a picture. Anyway, I wanted a bread that had more of a different texture, and this one has wheat berries in it. They make it annoying to knead, but add a really nice component.


2 C bloiling water

2/3 C wheat berries

2 tbsp yeast

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 C warm water

1/2 C rye flour

1/2 C whole wheat flour

8 C white flour

1/2 tbsp salt

1.5 C milk

1.5 C water.

Add wheat berries to boiling water, let sit for two hours. Drain. Mix yeast and sugar in warm water, let sit for five minutes. Mix all flours and salt. To this, add yeast, wheat berries, milk, and water. Knead for 10 minutes. Make into ball and let sit in well buttered bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled. Turn onto floured board and again knead for 1o minutes. Cut in half and press each half into a buttered bread pan. Cover and let rise until doubled. Brush with water and cut slashes on top, and then put into 400 degree oven for an hour. (For me, this took 40 minutes).

Adapted from Beard on Bread. Makes two loaves.