Buckwheat Bread – Gluten Free
This Buckwheat Bread is so easy to do. It has just one ingredient, water and some love. It’s gluten free, yeast free and oil free. No need to knead, just a bit of planning ahead as it needs to soak and ferment. This Bread is hearty, nutty, a bit tangy from the natural fermentation and so wholesome that you will be baking it every week. This Bread is an adaptation from a recipe shared by my very good friend Catarina and as a chain of love I’m passing it to you. Sharing is caring.
500 gr of organic Buckwheat Groats Raw
500 ml of filtered or mineral water
1 Tbsp of Golden Linseeds
1 Tbsp of Miso Paste
1 loaf pan 12 x 25 cm
Step 1 – Start by rinsing the grouts in plenty of water until it comes out clean, normally 3 changes of water. Soak the Buckwheat Grouts overnight or 8 hours with clean filtered water at room temperature.
About the Ingredients
Buckwheat Groats: Use unhulled buckwheat groats raw, not toasted. Buckwheat groats contain high levels of antioxidants, which are protective against cancer, heart disease and free-radical damage. Buckwheat groats are also a source of prebiotics. This means they act as “food” for the healthy gut bacteria. Buckwheat is also high in soluble fibre, which can help lower cholesterol and reduce hypertension. Due to their high protein and fibre content, Buckwheat helps keep you feeling full for longer and won’t cause blood sugars to spike. Buckwheat is also a source of plant-based protein and is a standout because it contains all the essential amino acids. It’s also a good source of B vitamins, manganese, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron and folate.
Filtered or Mineral water: Most tap water is suitable for bread baking. However, very hard water will toughen the dough and slow fermentation while very soft water will soften the dough, making it sticky. In these cases it’s better to use bottled mineral water.
Fermentation: Eating fermented foods help restore your gut bacteria to normal. Fermented foods provide many health benefits such as anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and anti-atherosclerotic activity.