When you bake a lot of bread, you get your favorites, but sometimes you need some variety. I am sure you have your favorite bread flour, which gives you a great oven spring and the crumb you love, but what about whole-grain flour? Do you have a favorite? Have you tried every single grain that you can buy? Well, I’m here to show you one you may have missed: einkorn. This is my einkorn sourdough bread recipe.
Einkorn is an ancient grain, along with the likes of Spelt, Emmer, Khorasan (called Kamut in Denmark), and Ølandhvede. Along with Emmer, Einkorn was one of the first strains of wheat to be domesticated. There’s clear evidence that Einkorn was domesticated around 10,000 years ago in archeological sites in Southern Turkey. Remains of einkorn were found with the mummy Ötzi, dated to 3100 BCE, that’s over 5,000 years ago.Continue reading