Alfalfa and Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

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This Alfalfa and Whole Wheat Bread Recipe is made using edible food from the wild.

Learn about this Alfalfa and Whole Wheat Bread Recipe and how you can use this free wild food in a nutritious, delicious recipe.

Alfalfa and Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Alfalfa and whole wheat bread is a recipe that uses dried
alfalfa leaf flour. This flour can be purchased or you can
make your own by drying fresh alfalfa leaves in a warm room
or in a very slow oven until they’re brittle enough to
powder between your fingers. We make powder by hand or use
our Corona Grain Mill set very fine to reduce the dried
leaves to flour.

Measure out five cups whole grain wheat flour and 1/2 cup
alfalfa flour. Combine two cups scalded milk, 1 1/2
tablespoons bacon grease, one tablespoon salt and six
tablespoons molasses or honey. Dissolve one cake yeast in
1/4 cup lukewarm water and add two tablespoons of brown
sugar. Combine all ingredients and stir very well. Knead
slightly and place in a greased bowl in a warm room until
it doubles in bulk. Put the dough into two bread pans and
let it rise again until it doubles in bulk. Place in oven
and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat
then to 325 degrees and bake until done . . . about 80
minutes in all. This bread should contain enough vitamins
and minerals to fill an entire specification book.

Read more about finding wild edible foods: Foraging for Wild Edible Food.