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Helpful Bacteria

Many Fermented Foods Contain Helpful Bacteria –

Many fermented foods contain probiotics, or useful bacteria, which can aid a person in digesting their food.

Examples of some fermented foods are yogurt, soy sauce, sauerkraut, and things made of sour dough (like beer bread).    Do You Like   Bavarian Style Kielbasa & Sauerkraut Dish

So not only are these foods delicious, but also they aid digestion and the immune system.  In light of the fact they also have really good vitamin supply (B12), I’d like to share a few probiotic recipes:

First is a sourdough beer bread recipe:

(Recipe from About.com)

Yield: 2 medium loaves

Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 60 minutes

Ingredients:                        Fermented-foods

  • 12 oz beer, room temp
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 cups bread flour, about

Preparation:

  1. In large bowl add the can of beer and sourdough starter. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Mix in enough flour to form a dough that can be kneaded with your hands. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead dough for about 10 minutes.
  2. Place dough in greased bowl and flip dough over so that the top is also greased. Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let sit in warm, draft-free place for about 1-1/2 hours. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Form each half into loaf. Grease two bread pans and place loaves in pans. Cover and let rise for about 45 minutes or until double in size.
  3. Bake bread at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped on. Remove bread from pans and let cool on rack. Loaves may be bagged and frozen for later.
Here’s another beer bread sourdough recipe, this time for malted sourdough bread:

Ingredients:

Serves: 12,  Yield:

Here’s the rest of it – the directions from Food.com

Further:  Award Winning Sauerkraut Recipe and Holiday Sauerkraut Recipe from the Denver Post Here (*Note: Look for Gertie’s Sauerkraut and Apples 1/3 way down the page)

 

Wild FermentationMaking Sauerkraut is Easy (Timeframe 1 -4 Weeks)

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