Jamaican Apple Butter & Sprouted Sesame Bread


please change battery cartridge 


That's what my camera kept telling me this morning.  I clicked a shot & it turned itself off.  On. Click. Off.  On.  Click.  Off.  So I had no idea what these pictures would look like or any time to make them look right.  I like them.  They look more real, for some reason, almost like the pictures that the boys take.    




Mahal usually avoids all things "apple," & Lake has tendency to go straight for the butter, licking it off a spoon.  So I was very surprised when they began devouring this beautiful breakfast snack.  We made some butter & sprouted sesame bread, & pulled out a jar of my mom's Jamaican Apple Butter.  Oh.  My.  Great Spirit.



They said it was like a Christmas breakfast.




So they added a bit of cinnamon. (Umm. That's kinda a lot of cinnamon, guys.  It's gonna be spicy. No it's not it's goooooouuuud)




I like this bread.  It's gooooouuuuuud. 


Oh.  Good.


I asked her for the recipe:
"Oh it's from that great blog of the lady who climbs the crab apple trees in downtown New York. (???)  But I made a batch in the crock pot, but it started to caramelize.  Then I made a second batch, added the first, took off the burnt globs (eeeh), & then added some Garam Masala spices! Isn't it good?" 
Yes, it's very good.  There you have it, for those of you that want to try.


Here's the bread recipe.  To make it wheat, spelt & barley-free, just replace those flours with brown rice flour, adding 1/2 teaspoon of xanthum gum for every cup of flour in the recipe.


2-1/2 c. hard red wheat 
1-1/2 c. spelt or rye 
1/2 c. barley (hulled barley) 
1/4 c. millet 
1/4 c. green lentils
2 Tbsp. ground sesame 
2 Tbsp. red kidney beans 
2 Tbsp. pinto beans 


Stir the above ingredients very well and grind in grain flour mill.

Measure into large bowl: 

4 c. lukewarm water 
1 c. honey 
1/2 c. oil 
2 Tbsp. yeast 

Allow to sit 4-5 minutes for yeast to grow.

Add 2 tsp. salt and the grain mixture to the yeast mixture and mix well.

Pour batter into two greased pans 10 x 5 x 3 or equivalent. Let rise in a warm place until 3/4" to 1/2" from top edge of pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes (shorter baking time if using shallower pans.)  Sprinkle with whole sesames.