Almost Heaven

After making a sponge for no-knead bread, leaving it for about 24 hours,sprouting the grains and grinding them in my food processor, it was time to combine the two!!
I decided that there would be enough for two loaves, so I divided the sprouty ‘goo’ and the sponge in halves and combined them, using my mixer. Then, I left them alone for a couple of hours to become acquainted.
The oven was preheated to 450 degrees and the pot was heated as well. One at a time, I dumped the gooey mess into the pot, covered it and baked it for 30 minutes, removed the lid and baked it for 20 more.
It rose quite nicely and smelled wonderful. I should have let it cool completely, but my curiosity overcame my good judgement.
The bread is very moist, quite chewy but edible. It probably isn’t sandwich material, but will be very good toasted or even plain with some butter and honey or jam.
There are things I will change if and when I decide to make it again, but for now, I’m satisfied with the result.
If anyone is interested, I will be happy to post the recipe (so far).IMG_0554


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