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Monday, May 6, 2019

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Amaranth - May Grain of the Month


May is Celiac Awareness Month, so a perfect month to feature the naturally gluten-free, "super-grain" Amaranth. Though given the title "super grain", amaranth is technically not a grain at all. It is the seed of a tall plant with broad green leaves and bright, colorful flowers.

Amaranth, like quinoa and buckwheat contains all the essential amino acids and thus provides complete protein. It has a relatively high proportion of the amino acid lysine, generally deficient in most cereal grains, making it one of the best sources of vegetable proteins, hence the title, "super-grain".

In addition to being a great protein source, according to the Whole Grains Council, amaranth contains more than three times the average amount of calcium and is also high in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.  It's also the only grain documented to contain Vitamin C. (https://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/grain-month-calendar/amaranth-may-grain-month)

Amaranth can be boiled and eaten as a porridge, popped for a delicious snack or ground into flour for quick breads. Amaranth has a slight earthy flavor so is best used with chocolate or citrus. My favorite gluten free combination for quick breads is amaranth and sorghum.

Whether you need to be gluten free or not, May just might be the perfect time to enjoy the Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from my The Essential Home Ground Flour Book.  The zesty, citrus flavor of lemons just seem to say "spring is here".

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

The combination of amaranth and sorghum flour gives the perfect texture to this naturally gluten free bread. The tang of the lemons comes through beautifully with the mild flavored flours. More like a cake than a bread, this will become a family favorite whether you need to be gluten free or not.

Makes 6-8 mini loaves or 12 muffins

Preheat oven to 375F

Mini loaf pans or muffin pans, greased or lined with paper

*    3/4 cup amaranth flour     
*    3/4 cup sorghum flour     
*    1/2 tsp baking powder         
*    1/2 tsp baking soda
*    1/2 tsp salt     
*    1 tbsp poppy seeds     
*    Zest of 1 lemon
*    Juice of 1 lemon
*    1 cup honey granules     
*    1/2 cup olive oil     
*    2 eggs     
*    1 ripe banana, mashed     
*    2 tsp lemon extract     

In large bowl, combine amaranth flour, sorghum flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds and lemon zest.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, eggs, banana and lemon extract until fluffy.

On low speed, add the flour mixture 1/2 cup (125 mL) at a time, until thoroughly combined.     

Scoop batter into prepared mini loaf pans or muffin pans. Bake 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.    

Tip - These are perfect baked as mini-muffins. Just the right bite of lemony sweetness. Makes about 30 mini-muffins.





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EVENTS

 
Just the Basics 
Thursday May 9, 2019 
10 AM - 1PM
Taught by Sue Becker
Registration: $15
Click here to register

You spoke and we listened. For those overwhelmed by the longer Getting Started class, this will be a scaled down version, covering just the "essentials" of home flour milling. Sue will show you how fast and easy it is to make wholesome and delicious bread, cinnamon rolls, muffins and cookies. And of course you will be sampling what is made during the demonstration.




Authentic Italian Feast
Tuesday May 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Taught by Charmaine Skillen and Sue Becker
Registration $20
Click here to register
 
Join Charmane and Sue in the kitchen for a real Italian treat. Charmane is the founder and owner of the fabulous s.a.l.t sisters Seasonings and Rubs and will share the many delicious ways to use and enjoy a variety of seasonings.

For starters, you will enjoy an Antipasta Platter and Arugula with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Lemony Parsley and Peppercorn Dressing.  Charmane will be showing off her authentic Spaghetti and Meatballs and Crispy Zucchini Bites. And last but definitely not least an Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake.

A class you don't want to miss.




Getting Started
Saturday May 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taught by Sue Becker
Registration $18
Click here to register
 
Ready to enter the world of milling your own grains and making all your own breads? We will discuss all the necessary baking ingredients and types of wheat and equipment needed to make this lifestyle change not only possible but doable! We will demonstrate milling flour, mixing quick breads, kneading bread dough, and more. And best of all - you get to taste everything we make!!




Spread The Bread
Tuesday May 21, 2019
7PM - 9PM
Speaker: Sue Becker
Suggested Donation: $10
RSVP to info@realbreadoutreach.com OR
send a text to 770-401-9052

What is Spread the Bread? It's women encouraging women to spread the love of Jesus to their community and beyond, and helping each other see Jesus in those in need that we meet every day.

Come and bring a friend for a great night of encouragement and fellowship with other women who want to live on purpose! Enjoy light refreshments and inspirations from God's word.




Mother Earth News Fair
Frederick, MD
June 1-2, 2019
Click here for information
The Bread Beckers will be at the Mother Earth News Fair in Frederic MD with a selection of our grains and supplies available.  Sue will be speaking on Saturday and Sunday, 2-3pm on "The Truth About Wheat".




HEAV Curriculum Fair in
Richmond VA
June 6-8, 2019
We'll be in Richmond for the convention again, and Sue will be speakingon  "Eating for Excellence" and "Digestive Issues and Fermented Foods" and will have workshops on "The Truth About Wheat"




Getting Started
Saturday June 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taught by Sue Becker
Registration $18
Click here to register
 
Ready to enter the world of milling your own grains and making all your own breads? We will discuss all the necessary baking ingredients and types of wheat and equipment needed to make this lifestyle change not only possible but doable! We will demonstrate milling flour, mixing quick breads, kneading bread dough, and more. And best of all - you get to taste everything we make!!




Spread The Bread
Tuesday June 18, 2019
7PM - 9PM
Speaker: Sue Becker
Suggested Donation: $10
RSVP to info@realbreadoutreach.com OR
send a text to 770-401-9052

What is Spread the Bread? It's women encouraging women to spread the love of Jesus to their community and beyond, and helping each other see Jesus in those in need that we meet every day.

Come and bring a friend for a great night of encouragement and fellowship with other women who want to live on purpose! Enjoy light refreshments and inspirations from God's word.




Dehydration
Friday June 21, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration $18
Taught by Sue Becker
Click here to register

 
When it comes to fruits and veggies, we all know they are good for us, but we often encounter two problems - they go bad before we can eat them or we can't get our families to eat them at all!

Dehydration not only increases the shelf life of fruits and vegetables by months, sometimes even years, but also retains as much as 97% of the nutritional value of the foods. Dehydration opens up vast possibilities for preserving and enjoying healthy foods. From healthy fruit snacks to powdered veggies you can sneak into meals, to soup mixes and beef jerky, Sue will show you how fun and easy it is to dehydrate foods as well as how to use the foods you have dehydrated.

Join Sue for a look at using a dehydrator and the foods you can make.



Real Bread Outreach Fundraising Dinner
Build A Bakery in Haiti
Thursday June 27, 2019
6:30-9:00 PM
at the Bread Beckers
305 Bell Park Dr
Woodstock GA 30188

It is with great excitement that Haitian Pastor Djumy Septembre of Christian Action Relief for Haiti (C.A.R.H.A.) will be our special guest.

God has provided the land, all the bakery equipment and a great team of bread bakers. NOW ALL WE NEED IS THE BUILDING.

Please join us as Pastor Djumy and Sue Becker share about this ministry and their plans for a bakery in Gonaives, Haiti.

Not only will the bakery continue to bake freshly ground whole grain bread to feed over 900 school children and the 25 children that live at the orphanage but will also provide this nutritious bread and jobs for the community.

Strategically located next to the  Mango Tree Church, the bakery will serve as an outreach opportunity to share the Real Bread of Life, Jesus Christ.

The event is free. Please invite a friend and join us. We are so excited to share with you all that God is doing.
RSVP to sue@breadbeckers.com or txt 770.401.9052




CO-OPS

Co-ops are a great way to get your grains and other supplies that are just too expensive to ship any other way.  Current co-op shipping rates range from 12 cents to 15 cents per pound (depending on distance from our warehouse) when we deliver on our own truck, compared to UPS rates that can be around 60 cents a pound!

We have over 100 co-op locations around the Southeast.  Visit our website  and find the co-op closest to you, our coordinators will be happy to welcome you into  a co-op!
 
The co-op schedule can be found on our web site at  
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