Diastatic Malt....homemade

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Diastatic Malt...homemade

Diastatic malt is a powder......you can make yourself. Using organic hard winter wheat, sprout it to the length of the grain, dry it gently, in dehydrator, oven or air dry, completly dry. Then grind it in blender. Use 1 t. for 3-4 loaves of bread, instead of using another sweetener. A great savings in the long haul. Put it in water w/ the yeast to proof yeast, using 1/2 t. for 1 1/2 pound bread baker. The crust is not as dark, but the bread tastes just fine.

-- Marie (prettyhollow@yahoo.com), February 11, 2002

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