We are talking today about grain remains.
I’m sure you read the title and said, “What is she talking about?”
Spent grains are the mashed ingredients left over after the beer brewing process. My husband, who is a rather accomplished home brewer, has massive amounts after he brews. Previously, we’ve just fed the whole grains to our chickens, but I began to wonder if they had another use. After all, it is recycling, and I hate to throw things out. Why should the chickens get all the fun?
After a massive internet search, I came up with the following recipe.. One really interesting thing about this bread, it is different every time you make it depending on the type of beer brewed. I made this with the remnants of an IPA (India Pale Ale) but if my husband brewed a porter, I bet the bread would be more similar to a pumpernickel in flavor. There are many possibilities.
This was well received by the children and made a great breakfast with some butter and my friend, Jen’s homemade mulberry jam.
We hope your family has a terrific Thanksgiving holiday and it is spent with those you hold dear.