Chat Room forum: No Yeast Multi-Grain Bread ?

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ImagePaula
May 31, 2010 1:22 PM CST
North Central Idaho
Anyone have a recipe for a great healthy multi-grain bread with NO yeast ?!? I know, I know, it's an odd request. I'm just avoiding yeast right now but I need some good bread !! Please share your recipes if you have... Thanks !
mermaid
Jun 1, 2010 1:42 PM CST
When you say "no yeast", I assume you are refering to not adding commercial bakers yeast. What about the natural yeasts in a levain starter? Is that OK?
ImagePaula
Jun 1, 2010 2:27 PM CST
North Central Idaho
Confused I dunno ?? I don't know what a levain starter is. I'll have to go google that...
I'm just looking for something without adding yeast, bakers yeast as a leavener.
Don't really know ?!?

Thanks !
ImagePaula
Jun 1, 2010 2:35 PM CST
North Central Idaho
Ok, I looked it up ! That sounds like something I could do - I LOVE sourdough ! Didn't know it was called that, that's all Big Grin

Oh, and I should mention that I'm trying to stay away from white flour ( please don't kick me off your forum for saying that Whistling ).
Anywho, a good multigrain bread with whole wheat flour and lots of nuts and seeds( or none at all) would be great !

Please share recipes if you have. Thanks a bunch ! I need bread !!
Paula
Imagenanniepb
Jun 14, 2010 4:35 PM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
Hi Paula,

We're diversified here, haha, we won't kick you out.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Imagenanniepb
Jun 14, 2010 4:37 PM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
Here are some of the recipes we've accumulated so far...maybe you'll see something there you can use. If you find any no-yeast recipes, please feel free to share them with us.

http://cubits.org/bakingbread/forums/view/tips/
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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ImageWoodwife
Jun 22, 2010 12:59 PM CST
Name: Wendy
N. of Houston, Texas - 8b
An Old Wive's Tale
You could try Irish soda bread, it's made with whole wheat.

The recipes on this page do use a small amount of white flour though:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uh2jEcz...

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mermaid
Jun 22, 2010 1:15 PM CST
Paula, I haven't forgotten you. We've had a very hectic month and I haven't been able to bake. My starter died of neglect. I have grown a new one now, so I will be reviewing my miche recipe to see if the written instructions actually match what I do when Imake the bread.

May I ask the reason for wanting a "no-yeast" bread recipe?
If you are wanting a more nutritious bread in which the phytates (anti-nutrients present in gluten containing grains) are broken down, then you can make bread with a natural levain (starter) or you can convert a recipe that uses bakers yeast to a slow rise version which will use alot less yeast and will have a long enough fermentation to break down the phytates.

original amount of yeast X corrent frementation time
------------------------------------------------------------------------- = amount of yeast for new fermantation time
New Fermantation Time

http://ayearinbread.blogspot.com/2009/02/math-is-not-hard-ad...

If you are trying to avoid bakers yeast because you are cooking for a family member dealing with candida or similar, you may want to avoid the glutens entirely for a while.
ImagePaula
Jun 22, 2010 4:32 PM CST
North Central Idaho
Mermaid - Thank you for that info. The reason for wanting a no-yeast bread is that I am fighting a systemic candida infection. I think that a natural starter would be great. I just don't know how to go about that. I think someone mentioned it farther up the post - I should check that out more. I know that I should avoid glutens as much as possible, but with a candida infection, your nutritional options are low to nil to none. I cannot have anything with sugar ( which is just about everything ! ), no fruit or juices,no alcohol or fermented things and no white flour. I am also limiting my dairy intake. I know that complex carbs, like those found in wheat, are turned into sugar; but at this point I have to have something to eat ! So, it may just take longer for me to get rid of it....

I will look more into trying a levain starter. Thank you !

Paula
mermaid
Jun 22, 2010 4:57 PM CST
I found the pineapple juice method the fastest and most successful for getting a new starter going.

Here are the directions with photos of the various stages:
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/233

And here is the microbiology behind why the pineapple juice method works (it's an interesting read):
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/10856/pineapple-juice-solut...
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/10901/pineapple-juice-solut...

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