ezekiel bread

ezekiel bread

According to the Bible, this bread is what Ezekiel lived on in the desert for two years.  It is supposed to be nutritionally complete, and provide you with all you need to survive.  Normally a claim like that would steer me away from trying it – the healthiest of foods generally aren’t my favorites – but it’s been getting a lot of press recently, so I decided to give it a whirl.    Surprisingly enough I found it to be delicious.  It wasn’t as dry or hard as I expected to be, and toasted with some butter and jam it actually made for an excellent breakfast.  (If you’re wandering the desert you might have a hard time finding the butter and jam, but you never know . . . )

Ingredients

  • water - 2 cups, warm
  • honey - 2 tbsp
  • olive oil - 1/4 cup
  • yeast - 1 package dry, or 25g fresh
  • wheat flour - 1 cup (or 1 1/2 cups wheat berries)
  • spelt flour - 1 cup (or 1 1/4 cups spelt grains)
  • millet flour - 1/4 cup (or 1/3 if grain)
  • green lentils - 1/8 cup, dry
  • kidney beans* - 4 tbsp
  • black beans* - 2 tbsp
  • oat bran - 1/4 cup
  • salt - 1/4 tsp
Read the whole recipe on comfortable food