Barley sandwich, fer real
April 22, 2010, 8:38 pm
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For some strange reason the doode claims to have never heard the term barley sandwich. Fer real! Anyhow here’s a link to a news item on the subject “More dough required for barley sandwich. This year’s May “two four” weekend just got more expensive: Beer prices will rise $1.25 per 12-pack as of Monday, March 8.” It’s a real word! Yes barley sandwich means beer. Hello??!

Anyways speaking of beer, and barley sandwiches, we had a busy night last night. The doode finally got the hops out of the freezer and he brewed up some beer!

nugget hops 2009 crop from freezer

stirring and stirring

bowl of spent grain

spent grain in bowl

And while he was boiling and stirring, I had nothing to do. And there was this pile of spent grain. So I did some quick googling and found yes there was a recipe for spent grain bread. So I gave it a shot.

pretty good bread!

Spent Grain Bread
Recipe from the Realbeer.com forum.

3 cups of spent grain (wet)
1.5 cups warm (~100 F) water
1 tablespoon dry yeast
1/3 cup brown sugar
3-5 or 7 cups flour
Dash of salt

Proof yeast in mixture of water and sugar. Mix in the spent grain, and add one cup of flour at a time as you knead with the mixer. Keep adding flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Recipe said 3-5 cups of flour. I used at least 7. That’s right! It took forever! Place dough in a large bowl, cover with a clean towel, and let rise until doubled. Punch down dough, and shape into loaves. I made four.

Allow loaf(ves) to double in size, bake in 375 F oven 30 to 40 minutes until browned and a long pin, such as a turkey pin, comes out clean after being inserted into the center of the loaf.

The bread is pretty good. Hearty. Good with honey, or cheese and mustard, or chili. We had chili for dinner with it, and kiddos liked it a lot.


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You are so clever and resourceful!
Maybe barley sandwich is a Cdn thing?

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