The HEALTHIEST ingredient to use in bread…and it’s FREE!!!!!
The top ingredient to put into a nice home made loaf of bread is WILD YEAST!
The stuff in that commercially produced yeast, also known as ‘Active Dry Yeast’ that can be found in most grocery stores, works great if you want to make a quick loaf of bread. But do you know that commercial yeast is unhealthier for you than wild yeast? Although Commercial yeast enables a lot of bread to be produced fast, it has little to no nutritional value to it.
There is little fermentation that takes place in commercial yeast, which breaks down proteins into amino acids that makes bread more digestible AND tastier. It makes bread harder to process on the digestive system because of the inclusion of phytic acid, that is almost eliminated in wild yeast found in sourdough breads.
Natural yeast is way healthier for you, and it’s FREE! Wild yeast lowers the bodies’ glycemic response to carbs, it adds a fuller flavour to bread, & it slows digestion down and helps you to feel full faster so you end up eating less. It enriches the loaf of bread with beneficial enzymes and nutrients that are produced through the fermentation process.
AND, anyone can make their own wild yeast at home!….for FREE!!! Here’s a super simple wild yeast recipe or ‘starter’ to try:
this recipe takes about 5 days to make.
Day 1 – get a bowl. put 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour in it. Add 1/2 cup of water to the flour in the bowl. Mix them together. tightly seal the bowl with saran wrap, or put the flour& water mix in a container with a lid. Let it sit at room temperature for 24 hours.
Day 2 – add another 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour, & add another 1/2 cup of water to the mix. You might see some bubbles in the flour & water mix. If you don’t see bubbles yet, don’t worry, the mix is still in its early stages of development. Seal the mix again. Let it sit at room temperature for another 24 hours.
Day 3 & 4 – Do the exact same thing that you did on day 2.
Day 5 – your wild yeast is ready!!! It should be double in size and bubbly. It should smell sour and taste even more sour. You need about 1/2 cup of your homemade wild yeast for any bread recipe yielding 1 loaf.
enjoy a healthy homemade loaf of bread with your wild yeast !