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Baking Bread with Einkorn

Would you like to learn how to bake bread with the ancients ... ancient grains, that is?  Then, please join us on a bread-baking journey that began many centuries ago.

Einkorn, from the speciesTriticum monococcum, is considered the grain of the ancients. It was the first wheat to be cultivated by man over 12,000 years ago.  It is starting to make a come back because of its high protein content and the fact that it grows easily on marginal land and in adverse conditions. Breads made with this amazing grain are light and creamy in color and have a light, rich flavor.



Seed Head and Grains

Einkorn Seed Head and Grains

This ancient wheat is also very nutritious. It is a pure wheat that has not been genetically modified like modern wheat. It has 17 chromosomes compared to 42 in modern wheat. It also contains higher levels of protein (22.83% vs. modern hard red wheat-14.5%), essential fatty acids, phosphorous, potassium, riboflavin, pyridoxine (B6), lutein and beta-carotene (lutein) than modern wheats.

Einkorn is weaker than bread flour, but it's very extensible and more absorbent than bread flour. It has a flavor that's similar to whole wheat flour, but it's not as bitter.

You might enjoy some of the breads we've made with this ancient grain

Einkorn and Spelt Levain with Caramelized Onions & Rosemary Einkorn & Spelt Sourdough with Caramelized Onions & Rosemary baked in a ceramic bread baker.
Einkorn and 

Olive Oil Pizza

Olive Oil Pizza Dough

Whole grain pizza crust made with the grain of the ancients.

Einkorn Bread 
 with an overnight sponge

Bread made with an overnight sponge

Basic whole wheat bread using freshly milled flour and an overnight sponge.
Einkorn Levain

Levain with an overnight poolish

This levain is made with an overnight poolish.

Einkorn Oatmeal 
 Bread Machine Bread

Oatmeal Bread Machine Bread

A delicious Oatmeal Bread machine bread made with a mixture of flours and steel cut oats.

Normandy Apple 
 Bread with Einkorn Flour

Normandy Apple Bread

Sourdough bread made with dried apples, apple cider, bread flour and ancient grain flour.

Einkorn Pumpkin 
 Yeast Bread

Pumpkin Yeast Bread

This Pumpkin Yeast Bread is made with 80% extraction Einkorn flour.

Sesame Einkorn 

Sesame Crackers

Whole grain crackers with sesame seeds.

Einkorn Sourdough 


Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread made with an Einkorn sourdough starter and flour.

Sprouted Einkorn 

Sprouted Einkorn Bread

A delicious sprouted bread made with sprouted grains and all purpose flour.

Sprouted Einkorn 
 Bread with no flour

Sprouted Bread with no Flour

The key to success with this sprouted bread is to only let the grains sprout until the tiny sprouts are just barely beginning to show.








Homegrown Whole Grains by Sara Pitzer



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