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Health, Home, and Happiness: Soaked wheat pancakes

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Soaked wheat pancakes

Normally when I make bread I make enough dough for 3 loaves since that's how much wheat my bowl can hold well to soak.

Rather than making 3 loaves this time, I decided to leave 1 loaf-worth of soaked wheat in the bowl and use it for all those times that I want to make something but didn't have enough notice that I felt like cooking to soak the grain. So I covered it with plastic wrap and set it in the fridge.

Yesterday we wanted pancakes for lunch, so I pulled out my pre-soaked wheat, added 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp baking powder, a little olive oil (since that's what we had), some grated apple, frozen blueberries, and about 1/4 cup of honey. The wheat was moist enough that I didn't have to add a liquid to thin it.

Mixed mixed mixed to get the egg in evenly, then added everything else and mixed some more. Heated our made-in-the-USA cast iron griddle (I'm wary of using made in China cookware, since China doesn't appear to care a whole lot about its quality standards)

They were really good. When the wheat is soaked, it honestly doesn't taste at all like whole wheat normally does. These were smooth and chewy, not dry and crumbly.

This post is a part of Works For Me Wednesday
And Real Food Wednesday (late! I just discovered them, neat stuff!)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I have been reading your post/past post a bit the last couple of days and I have a question. Do you soak your wheat flour or do you buy it still in the whole grain form and soak it and then add it still whole to your recipe? I am really, really new to all of this and don't understand the whole soaked wheat thing. Thanks!

June 18, 2009 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Cara said...

No problem :) It's the flour I soak. If you click on the 'bread' hyperlink, I go into more detail about the whole process.

It's the whole wet flour goop that I add to the recipe, which is totally contrary to modern cooking methods, isn't it? I was skeptical when I first tried it, thinking that stuff would come out rock hard, like if you over mix cookie dough, but it doesn't.

Thanks for reading!

June 18, 2009 at 7:41 AM  
Anonymous Terri said...

I shall try this. I like the idea of having the wheat flour already soaking in the fridge and just pulling it out to use for whatever I happen to be making, whether it be pancakes, bread, tortillas, muffins or cookies.

July 1, 2009 at 2:25 PM  

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