I hope everyone here in the US had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. I spent it with lots of family, ate way too much food, and just thoroughly enjoyed the day. I know we should be thankful every single day, but I am so glad there is a national holiday set aside for us to acknowledge and remember our blessings. One thing I am thankful for, as the days get colder and the urge to hibernate and nest gets stronger, is home baked bread. Is there really anything quite like the taste, texture, smell and yumminess?! Following Trim Healthy Mama, bread is not banished from my diet, but it is something to watch out for and make sure I’m eating it an E setting so I can continue to lose weight. Also, bread that is sprouted is even better, is better for digestion, and has more nutrients our bodies can use.
So what else to do when it’s chilly outside and the urge to bake strikes? Get out some sprouted spelt and whip up a loaf of bread, that’s what! This flour from One Degree Organics was so easy to work with. I found the recipe straight off their website and followed it to a T. I made it in a bread machine, and it literally took me about 3 minutes to be done and let the bread machine do the rest.
I got to enjoy the rest of my day while inhaling the yeasty baking smell. It came out nice and lightly crispy crusted, but soft inside. It was also very good toasted up the next day with some chicken salad and cucumbers! (chicken, Greek yogurt, a small spoon of Miracle Whip, salt/pepper)
There are so many possibilities with this recipe I’m seeing… maybe a cinnamon swirl version or an orange spice version or maybe something savory like a sage and garlic version.
Next up to try will be their sprouted whole wheat flour…I’m thinking perhaps stuffed crust pizza dough? Stay tuned!
Oh, and no, I wasn’t a Black Friday crazy this year.
*Flour was sent in exchange for an honest review.