I have been testing different recipes using einkorn flour rather than wheat or spelt flour lately. Einkorn is a very different to bake with! So far I have had a few successes and a few several flops. I will be posting some of my successful recipes here in the future. For now I thought I’d share a tutorial on how to make sprouted einkorn flour.
Why Use Sprouted Grains
Sprouting grains are one of three traditional ways to properly prepare grains. All grains, nuts, seeds and legumes contain anti-nutrients that need to be minimized before consuming. When you sprout, sour or soak grains, the anti-nutrients in the grain is reduced and the nutritional value of the grain increases! Sprouted grain breads and baked goods are also known to be a lot easier to digest than un-sprouted grains.
Einkorn is one of the oldest varieties of wheat you can find on the market, literally domesticated roughly 7500 BC years ago!
Modern wheat has been hybridized over and over throughout history. Because of this, wheat is much higher in gluten. Some research indicates that the reason for the rise of gluten intolerance and celiac disease today is due to hybridization of wheat.
Einkorn only contains 14 chromosomes in its genetic makeup. Ancient grains emmer, kamut and durum are descendants of einkorn (through hybridization) and contain 28 chromosomes. Spelt and modern wheat (descendants of emmer) contain 42 chromosomes.
|Diploid (2n = 14)|
|Triticum boeoticum, Boiss. emend. Schiem.||AA||Wild einkorn|
|T. aegilopoides Link Bal.||Single grain einkorn|
|T. thaoudar Reuter||Two grain einkorn|
|T. urartu Tuman||Two grain einkorn|
|Triticum monococcum L.||AA||Einkorn (cultivated)|
|Triticum speltoides (Tausch) Gren. Ex Richter||BB||Wild grass|
|Triticum tripsacoides (Jaub. & Spach) Bowden||BB||Wild grass|
|Triticum searsii (Feldman & Kislev) Feldman, comb. nov.||BB||Wild grass|
|Triticum tauschii (Coss) Schmal. (Ag. squarerosa)||DD||Wild grass|
|Secale cereale L.||RR||Rye (cultivated)|
|Tetraploid (2n = 28)|
|Triticum turgidum L. group dicoccoides (Korn, in litt. in Schweinf.) Bowden||AABB||Emmer (wild)|
|Triticum turgidum L. group dicoccum, (Schrank) Thell.||AABB||Emmer (cultivated)|
|Triticum turgidum L. group Durum Desf.||AABB||Durum|
|Triticum turgidum, ssp. turanicumz||AABB||Kamut|
|Triticum turgidum, ssp. polonicum||AABB||Polish wheat|
|Hexaploid (2n = 42)|
|Triticum spelta, L.||AABBDD||Spelt (cultivated)|
|Triticum aestivum L. (em. Thell.)||AABBDD||Common wheat (cultivated)|
Einkorn is packed with nutrients and antioxidants!
My family enjoys the taste of einkorn over spelt and kamut and due to my research, I believe it is the best form of wheat to feed my family!
Sprouted Einkorn Flour
Making sprouted flour is really easy! I helps if you have a dehydrator, but you can use your oven if you don’t have one.
1) Use a glass mason jar and fill it half way with your einkorn berries. Pour filtered water over berries and allow them to soak for 8 hours.
2) Once the berries have soaked, strain the water out of the jar. I use a sprouting screen to do this. If you don’t have a sprouting screen you can cover the top of the jar with cheese cloth secured with a rubber band.
3) Flip the jar of sprouts and allow the jar to sit in the sink, tilted at an angle. Any remaining water will drip out.
4) Rinse the sprouts every 4-6 hours during the sprouting period. Return the jar back to the sink, upside down and tilted.
5) Once the berries have just barely sprouted (the sprouts look like little white buds.) you can rinse them one last time and spread them over your dehydrator trays or cookie sheet. The sprouting process takes 1-2 days, depending on the temperature and humidity of your home.
6) Dehydrate the sprouts in a warm oven or on low in your dehydrator for 24 hours, or until they are all dried.
7) Store sprouts in an air tight container in the freezer or refrigerator.
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