Thursday, March 03, 2011

Ezekiel 4:9 Bread...In the Bread Machine

KJV Ezekiel 4:9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.

I like the old King James translation - some versions use the word emmer or spelt for the fitches listed here - they all refer to a low yielding wheat like plant...I used spelt because that was what I had available...but I've found emmer for sale at amazon and I'd like to give that a try too...

...the really interesting thing about this bread is "when these six grains and legumes are sprouted and combined, an amazing thing happens. A complete protein is created that closely parallels the protein found in milk and eggs. In fact, the protein quality is so high, that it is 84.3% as efficient as the highest recognized source of protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids. There are 18 amino acids present in this unique bread – from all vegetable sources – naturally balanced in nature."...and it's a vegan bread recipe from thousands of years ago...specifically designed to preserve life during a siege...

...anywhooo...I was researching different recipes and decided to see if we could make it in the bread machine...

...well...of course you can...'cause Cain't never could do nothin'...

...lightly cook some beans in water...about 1/2 hour...

...then add millet, lentils and barley...

...let that cook another 15 minutes or so...

...put your water, whole wheat flour, spelt, and wheat gluten into the bread maker...turn it on to mix the dough, then turn it off and let it soak overnight - like we did with the soaked whole wheat bread...

...the next morning - add the salt...

...and yeast...

...drain your bean mixture...

...and put it in the food processor...

...pulse just a few times...

...so that there is still some texture not just mush...

...let the bread machine mix in the yeast and salt...

...then add the bean/lentil mixture and turn the machine back on at the beginning - for my machine I had to turn it off and unplug it to get it to reset back to the beginning of the Whole Wheat cycle...

...after about 3 1/2 hours this is what came out of the bread machine...

...a hearty nutty grainy whole wheat bread...

...a closeup...

...I had the first piece with just some Earth Balance...I think there are few things on earth as good a fresh hot bread with Earth Balance...YUM!

...then for dinner I had it toasted with some Daiya cheese and a salad...

Ezekiel Bread in the Bread Machine

1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
1 tablespoon wheat gluten
1 cup water
2 T agave nectar
2 T virgin olive oil
...Put the water, olive oil, and agave nectar in the bread machine first. Then add the bread flour, whole wheat flour, spelt flour, wheat gluten and salt...turn it on to mix the dough, then turn it off and let it soak overnight...

The next morning...

2 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons yeast
...add the above ingredients to the dough and let the bread machine mix them in...

then...

1 T white beans
1 T red beans
...lightly cook the beans in water...about 1/2 hour

1 T lentils
2 T barley
2 T millet
...add the above ingredients to the beans and cook another 15 minutes...

...drain your bean mixture...and put it in the food processor...pulse just a few times...so that there is still some texture not just mush...allow to cool...then add the bean/lentil mixture and turn the machine back on at the beginning - for my machine I had to turn it off and unplug it to get it to reset back to the beginning of the Whole Wheat cycle...

33 comments:

  1. Thank you for this recipe. I tried several times last summer to make this bread. My husband joked that I was baking bricks in my kitchen.I love Ezekiel bread,but it is just too expensive for my budget to purchase. I am so excited to try it. I'll let you know.
    Warmly,
    Tracey

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  2. Wow, this looks amazing (young and cool language)!

    I shall try this, it looks very delish as well as super good for you.

    You are clever!

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  3. I can't believe you took beans, millett, lentils, etc and made bread with it! I really need a bread machine, I think...

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  4. Wow. You have the best recipes! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. AMAZING!! Thank you for this recipe...I want to try...and I know I have a few friends who will love this! It looks DELISH!

    Mmmmm...is there anything better than homemade BREAD?

    ♥Tiffany

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  6. Fantastic! Too bad I'm gluten-intolerant or else I'd love to make this!

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  7. Yum! If only I had a bread machine!

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  8. This looks awesome!

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  9. Love it

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  10. Wow! I'm absolutely making this next week (I already baked two loaves of bread last night for this week). Very excited!

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  11. Great post... great looking bread. Can't wait to try it!

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  13. Hi there. I'm not sure what you mean by 1"T" of beans?

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  14. @JayJay
    Hi, and thanks for stopping by...the T just stands for Tablespoon...so just scoop up some beans with a Tablespoon - for the Kidney beans that's only going to be about 25 beans...I hope this helps...

    ~Affectioknit-ly,

    Teresa

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  15. Thanks Teresa!! It just seemed like such a little amount but I will give it a try! I assume they are dry beans right?

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  16. This looks great! I'm a little unclear about the 1 1/2 c bread flour -- does it soak overnight with the whole wheat mixture? Or do you add it the next morning?

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  17. This looks great! I'm a little unclear about the 1 1/2 c bread flour -- does it soak overnight with the whole wheat mixture? Or do you add it the next morning?

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  18. @Jillian
    Hi Jillian and thanks for stopping by! Yep the flour soaks overnight - the next morning you add the salt and yeast and then the bean mixture...sorry for the confusion...

    ...I also make a soaked Whole Wheat Bread (without the beans) described here:

    http://affectioknit.blogspot.com/2009/02/soaked-whole-wheat-bread.html

    Have a lovely day!

    ~affectioknit-ly,

    Teresa

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  19. What happens if you just mash the beans snd let the machine process the mixture? And have you tried it without soaking thd flour?

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thanks for stopping by! I'm sure it would work fine just with mashed beans...I've never tried it without soaking the flour...but that should work fine too!

      Have a lovely day!

      ~Affectioknit-ly,

      Teresa

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  20. I can't wait to try this! I adore Ezekiel Bread but can't usually afford it, and just got a bread machine for Christmas. Thank you for the recipe :)

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  22. Thanks for the recipe, have you ever tried to make the cinnamon raisin version of Ezekiel bread? That's our favorite and I am having a hard time finding a recipe for it.

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  23. @Natasha Sandoval
    Thanks for stopping by Affectioknit Natasha! It's nice to 'meet' you...I have not tried the cinnamon raisin version...but it sounds yummy...I have a cinnamon raisin bread machine recipe...maybe I'll try combining the two...

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  24. Thanks! I decided to add cinnamon and raisins to this recipe..we will see how it turns out! :)One question, after I added the beans, etc, the dough seemed sooo sticky. (compared to other bread doughs) Is this normal?

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  25. @Natasha Sandoval
    Hi Natasha,

    Mine was kinda sticky too...I think that's OK though...the bread turned out all right...

    Let me know how yours turned out...

    Have a lovely day!

    ~Affectioknit-ly,

    Teresa

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  26. Thanks for posting! I am working on making this right now. Your photo instructions and the recipe at the bottom don't seem to agree, though. Not all the ingredients are listed in the same order, and the overnight part is not as clear in the recipe. I think I've figured it out pretty well, but you may want to look it over again.

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  27. @The Latte Girl
    Thanks so much!

    I've updated the recipe...I hope your bread turns out well...

    Have a lovely day!

    ~Affectioknit-ly,

    Teresa

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  28. I am trying your recipe right now! I will let you know how it goes :) Thank you so much for sharing this...I cant stand the price in the store so i dont buy it. My husband will be happy to have some good bread in this house again instead of going without!!
    Oh, I got my breadmaker from The Goodwill for $5!!

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  29. I am trying your recipe right now! I will let you know how it goes :) Thank you so much for sharing this...I cant stand the price in the store so i dont buy it. My husband will be happy to have some good bread in this house again instead of going without!!
    Oh, I got my breadmaker from The Goodwill for $5!!

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  30. I am trying your recipe right now! I will let you know how it goes :) Thank you so much for sharing this...I cant stand the price in the store so i dont buy it. My husband will be happy to have some good bread in this house again instead of going without!!
    Oh, I got my breadmaker from The Goodwill for $5!!

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  32. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I made a loaf last night (without the overnight rest phase) and it came out wonderfully!
    I'm making another loaf today with a cranberry/orange twist.
    I'll be sharing a link to your blog & recipe in my own blog (www.LisaPietsch.com) tomorrow. Thanks again!

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