Step By Step Instruction: Make an everyday wheat bread from freshly ground hard white or red wheat. This recipe makes 2 monster loaves of excellent sandwich-type bread.
9 1/2 Cups Hard Red or White Wheat (I used white wheat)
3 3/4 cups of hot water
2 1/4 Tablespoons of Active Dry Yeast (I used Fleischmann's)
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup oil
3 1/4 tsp salt
1.Sift wheat to remove the bran. This is optional, but you'll get a better rise out of the bread.
2. Measure Out 9 1/2 cups flour
3. Mix 2 3/4 Tablespoons Dry yeast into 3 3/4 cups of hot water, mix and cover for 5 minutes.
4. Mix 3 cups of flour and the active yeast & water mixture into a mixing bowl, cover, and let sit for 20 minutes
5. Check that the proof mixture is active. If it's bubbling, add the honey, oil, salt, and 5 cups of flour to the mixture. (This leaves 1 1/2 cups of flour to work with)
6. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it starts pulling away from the mixing bowl walls. If necessary, add extra flour to reduce stickiness as you stir. (add a tiny bit at a time and work it in)
7. Pour mixture onto a flat surface for hand kneading. It's going to take about 20 minutes to get a stretchy, soft dough that doesn't stick—dust the counter, bread, your hands, and mixing board with flour as necessary.
8. Once the dough is soft and stretchy, divide it in half and form two dough balls
9. Grease two 9x5 bread pans with oil and place one dough ball in each pan
10. Cover the bread and pans for 20 minutes until the dough is an inch above the edge of the pan.
11. Preheat over to 375° F
12. Cook on the middle rack for 40 minutes
13. Let bread rest:10 minutes
14. Remove bread from the pan(s) and let it rest until its at room temperature
If you are a prepper or your thinking about prepping then you will eventually get around to storing wheat or wheat berries.
Wheat berries are a seed that can be sprouted in an emergency situation to provide fresh produce. Sprout them in a bug out bag, on the move, or at a bug out location with 4 ft of snow on the ground. Wheat and seed sprouting is a like a secret survival weapon in true SHTF.
To freeze wheat or not to freeze wheat, that is the question. This month I am repackaging 50 lbs of wheat berries into Oxygen-free food-grade buckets. Should I freeze the wheat to kill weevil eggs, or is there a better way? There is definitely a better method of controlling bugs than freezing.
To freeze rice or not to freeze rice, that is the question. This month I am repackaging 200 lbs of white rice into Oxygen-free food-grade buckets. Should I freeze the rice to kill weevil eggs, or is there a better way? There is definitely a better method of controlling bugs than freezing.
To freeze beans or not to freeze beans, that is the question. This month I am repackaging 72 lbs of dry black beans into Oxygen-free food-grade buckets. Should I freeze the beans to kill weevil eggs, or is there a better way? There is definitely a better method of controlling bugs than freezing.
Wheat, more specifically wheat berries, are a powerhouse when it comes to long-term storage. Ensure you are storing the right kind of wheat so you get the most out of your stores.
Wheat berries can be boiled and eaten like porridge, ground into flour for bread, and sprouted for extra nutrition.
Properly stored, in an oxygen-free container, you can expect a 30-year shelf life.
Mylar bags, buckets, and oxygen absorbers will give you a 30-year shelf life on foods if stored properly.
There many foods you can store but consider that Beans and White Rice make a full-protein. An excellent base for foraging, gardening, hunting, and gathering in a WROL situation.
The tools you need and step by step instructions for storing thousands of calories inexpensively with minimal tools.
Beans and Rice provide a whole protein, are cheap, and will keep you alive during WROL.
Use calorie count and the nutritional value of specific foods to plan your short and long-term food storage.
Link to article, How Much Food To Stockpile For One Person: https://readysquirrel.com/how-much-food-to-stockpile-per-person/
Link to article, Sprouts Are An Excellent Survival Food: https://readysquirrel.com/sprouts-are-an-excellent-survival-food/