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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ezekiel Bread (#3)

Ezekiel bread is by far one of my favorite breads to make and to eat...It's also apparently one of the most common reasons people visit this blog. With the umbrella name of Urban Simplicity, I focus on three things mainly (with many random tangents)...food/cooking, spirituality, and biking, lots on biking because I enjoy it (including Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike). But on any given day 20-30% of the hits this blog receives are for Ezekiel bread.

Interesting.

All I can think is that there are so many crappy (and misunderstood) recipes and methods out there for this bread that when people find a good one they spread the word. But then again, maybe not.

Anyhow, the following is mainly pictures of a recent and delicious batch of this bread. For previous posts, complete with recipes, additional information on the bread, and more pictures, click here and here.

As with any recipe that I publish I like to tell people that these are mere suggestions not blueprints...thus my recipes often change from one time to the next (this is why the two recipes listed in previous posts vary). What's different about this recipe (I guess I'm always seeking improvement) is that I increased the amount of beans and grains by about 10 percent, and in addition to 1/3 of the total flour content being organic whole wheat spelt flour, I also incorporated whole spelt berries.

And this is also pretty common knowledge, but I thought I'd share this as well...the Bible passage from which this recipe is derived:

"Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself."
--Ezekiel 4:9 (NIV)

Because of the extreme vagueness of the above passage it's easy to see why there are so many extreme variations on this recipe...this happens to be how I like to make it and other people seem to like it too. And I guess that's all that really matters.

Anyhow, if you're into baking I suggest this bread...It's easier to make that it may appear, it's light, and it's super nutritious. And just to reiterate, recipes and additional info can be found here and here.


Urban Simplicity.

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