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Traditional home-made loaf

  Bear in mind that the recipe below uses a sourdough starter. Don’t be intimidated by a sourdough starter. They are easy to make and maintain. The advantage of a sourdough starter is  it allows the wild micro-organisms and naturally present enzymes to break down much of the protein, sugars and hard-to-digest anti-nutrients present in the flour. If you’re just starting out my recommendation is that you begin with wheat and progress onto a mixture of other flours once the family have adapted to and gotten used to the idea of eating traditionally baked bread. Ingredients ½ tbsp. of salt 1 cup of lukewarm water 1 cup of sourdough starter 1 cup of whole wheat flour 3 cups of hard (high protein) wheat flour Directions Mix the salt, water and sourdough starter together in a bowl until the salt has dissolved. Add the whole wheat flour (this is where the nutrients come in – the bran and wheat germ contain the B vitamins and omega-3 oils that make this such a valuable, nutritional loaf). Stir the whole wheat …