Comforting Kefir Biscuits with Eikorn Flour
Comfort - it is something we all long for and need from time to time - especially during these short days when the breeze is cold and the world is a bit, well, you know. We become harried, tried, and just plain worn-out and long for comfort. The kind of comfort that comes from a cup of coffee with extra cream, a warm arm chair, feather blanket, roaring fire, good food and a house filled with those we love.
There are many foods amply named “comfort foods” that I love to make for my family. At the top of my comfort food list is freshly baked bread slathered in butter. As the smell wafts through the house nothing says “be comforted” in quite the same way.
I used to keep a sourdough starter and make fresh sourdough regularly, but for now, the season of having time to feed a starter every day has passed. In the mean time, I needed a recipe for healthy bread that I could whip up in a jiffy.
Well, I am so excited to announce that I have found it! By using kefir to pre-digest and ferment my bread, instead of a wild sourdough yeast, I can get all the health benefits of sourdough but in a quick and easy package that fits my current crazy.
I’ll share the recipe below, but you know me, I can’t talk about a food without taking a quick moment to nerd out about its particular health benefits. Here are some of the amazing things that happen to your grains when you sprout or ferment them....
- Phytic acid is reduced which can bind with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc preventing those nutrients from being absorbed by your gut
- Enzyme inhibitors are reduced and beneficial enzyme production is encouraged
- The amount of vitamins, especially the B vitamins, is increased
- Gluten and other difficult to digest proteins are broken down making them easier to absorb
Now without further ado, here is the easiest, healthy bread you may ever make. It’s almost as easy as cracking open one of those blue tube breads from my childhood, but instead of destroying health like those babies, it builds health and vitality.
1/2 cups Eikorn flour
1 cup kefir
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 tsp Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
The night or morning before, mix the kefir and flour together into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap or a dish towel and let sit on your counter overnight or at least seven hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix together. Shape into 10-12 biscuits and arrange on the baking tray. Bake for 18 minutes. ENJOY!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and the smell of fresh bread wafting through your home to fill you and your family’s hearts and tummies.
Warmly Yours, Savannah
Benefits of soaking grains found in Nourish Traditions by Sally Fallon (You need this book! lol)
Recipe adapted from “Overnight Biscuits” from Trim Healthy Future by Radhida Simpson