Ancient Flour Krachel – Moroccan Brioche

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Treat yourself this week end to those delicious rolls, scented with anise and orange flower water. The recipe is adopted from Krachel Recipe by 

I substituted a mixture of  einkorn and spelt flour for regular flour, more oil is needed while kneading the dough,as einkorn is a little bit sticky.

I also used a food processor to knead the dough, then kneaded it by hand for 5 more minutes. Using a food processor makes it easier to obtain fluffy rolls in a snap!

Enjoy krachel with butter and your favourite fruit jam, accompanied by Moroccan mint tea. Yummy!

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To make Ancient Flour Krachel you’ll need:

2 1/2 cups einkorn flour
2 cups spelt flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons anise seeds
2 free range large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4  cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons orange flower water
zest of 2 limes
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1 egg beaten for glaze
Sesame seeds for sprinkling on rolls

Directions
– Dissolve yeast and 1 tsp sugar in milk , set aside and and let prove till bubbly.
– Mix eggs with orange flower water and lime zest.
– Put the flours, salt , sugar and aniseeds into the bowl of the food processor.Pulse few times to mix.
– Turn on the machine and pour in melted butter,oil and egg mixture. Process until the dough forms a rotating very soft ball.
– You may need to add more flour (about 1/4 cup) if dough is too sticky to handle.
– Place dough in an extra  large oiled bowl, knead with oiled hands for about five minutes, until very smooth.
– Cover bowl with a towel and let rise until doubled, about 2 hours.
– Punch down dough and form into balls.
– Place balls two inches apart in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper,cover with towel and allow to rise for 25 minutes.

– Brush balls with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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– Bake in 350 F preheated oven for 25 minutes.
– Let the krachel cool on a wire rack.

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Rolled Crepes With Peanut Butter & Molasses

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I used to make this recipe  using regular all purpose flour. Now, I just substitute a cup of einkorn for a cup of AP flour. Results are almost the same.  Plus,the great feeling of  treating your body right,while still eating crepes !

To make Rolled Crepes With Peanut Butter & Molasses you’ll need

1 C einkorn flour.

1 1/2 C organic 2%  milk.

1 large free run egg.

1 tsp pure vanilla extract.

2 Tbsp butter.

Pinch of salt.

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For each crepe you’ll need:

1 Tbsp Natural peanut butter (I used Kraft’s All Natural Peanut Butter).

1 tsp fancy molasses.

Directions

Mix flour and salt. Add milk , egg , and vanilla extract . Stir to combine.

Melt butter in a non stick pan, stir to batter . (You will not need to add more butter to grease the pan for cooking the crepes).

Ladle 1/3 C of batter into pan, cook 1 minute per side. Transfer cooked crepes in a single layer on kitchen paper  to cool.

Spread 1 Tbsp peanut butter ,drizzle 1 tsp molasses.

Fold 2 sides of crepes,then roll. Serve with fruits.

Great to pack in lunch box with fresh fruits, so easy for kids to hold like a sandwich.

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My First Einkorn Loaf

So, I finally recieved my einkorn flour from Saskatchewan. I mentioned it on my Going Wheatless!  post .

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It smells so different from usual All purpose flour.I also find the dough to be much stickier ,so I have a bowl of oil beside to use while stretching the dough.

The first attempt ,I used four cups of Einkorn to make pure einkorn loaf .The results were not so good,the loaf came out too heavy ,we ate the bread any way, but the recipe was a real failure .

So I tried to adapt my Spelt – Kamut Rolls recipe,mixing einkorn with spelt flour. The dough came out great.

My husband said to me happily “Oh, it looks like real bread!” .I felt so proud of myself.

Now I have to invest in a decent bread slicer, to convince my son this is real bread !

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Einkorn Loaf

1 C water

1/4 C sugar

1/4 C olive oil

1 large egg + 1/2 tsp white venigar

1 C whole spelt

2 C Einkorn flour

3 Tbsp mashed potato flakes

3/4 tsp salt

1 Tbsp yeast

1 egg (beaten)

Directions

–  Place wet ingredients in the pan of the bread machine. Add  both kinds of flours and potato flakes,then salt and yeast. Make sure yeast does not touch water . Select “dough/pasta” settings, and press Start.

–  Let  the dough rest 30 minutes then shape into a loaf.

– Brush a loaf pan with oil and place dough into pan.

– Cover and let rise 30 more minutes.

– Brush with egg yolk.

– Bake in 350 F preheated oven for 30 minutes. It should sound hollow when tapped on bottom.

– Cool completely on wire rack before slicing.

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This bread is great for sandwiches . And best of all it is CLEAN !

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Enjoy 😮