Sprouted KAMUT Brand Khorasan Wheat Bread RecipeCourtesy of Bread Experience
Makes: 1 loaf
Step 1: Sprout the KAMUT® Brand khorasan wheat berries
Duration: 2 to 3 days
Makes: 1 cup
1/4 cup raw KAMUT® wheat berries
Place the KAMUT® wheat berries in a bowl and add tepid water to cover by 1 inch. Let stand at room temperature for 6 to 8 hours. Drain the KAMUT® berries and rinse with fresh water. Place in a 1-quart jar. Cover with cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band.
Place the jar on its side in a warm, dark place. Twice a day, rinse and drain the berries with tepid water poured through the cheesecloth. After 2 to 3 days, the berries will sprout. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to 3 days.
When you’re ready to bake the bread, grind the berries in a food processor or blender. Be careful not to over process; the berries should be chunky.
Step 2: Make the Bread
Pour 1/2 cup warm water into a small bowl. Sprinkle the yeast, sugar, and ginger over the water. Stir to dissolve and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl using a whisk or in the bowl of your mixer, combine the KAMUT® Brand khorasan wheat flour, milk powder, and salt. Add the warm water, honey, and 4 tablespoons butter. Mix or beat for 1 minute.
Add the yeast mixture and beat 1 minute longer. Add all the KAMUT® wheat berries and the bread flour, 1/2 cup a a time, beating on low speed until a soft dough that just clears the sides of the bowl forms, switching to a wooden spoon when necessary if making by hand. I mixed the dough by hand using a Danish dough whisk.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until soft and spongy, 1 to 2 minutes for a machine mixed dough and 3 to 4 minutes for a hand-mixed dough, dusting with flour only 1 tablespoon at a time, just enough as needed to prevent sticking.
Place in a lightly greased deep container, turn once to coat the top with oil, and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise at room temperature until double in bulk, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Grease an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan and sprinkle the bottom and sides with wheat germ. Turn the dough out onto the work surface and shape it into a loaf. Flatten each piece out on the counter and pat each portion into a rectangle and roll- into a loaf shape. Press the seam closed with your fingers and place, seam side down, into the prepared pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until level with the rims of the pans, about 1 hour.
About 20 minutes before baking, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and position a rack in the center of the oven. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until crusty and golden. Remove the loaf from the pan to cool on a rack and brush the top with melted butter.
Let the loaf cool, then slice and enjoy!
Courtesy of Bread Experience at www.breadexperience.com