Some of the recipes below require sprouting wheat. Sprouting is the natural process by which seeds or spores germinate and grow shoots. When done right, it can increase a plant's nutritional content and multiply its health benefits. In fact, sprouts are richer in protein, folate, phosphorus, vitamin C and several other nutrients than un-sprouted plants.
Following the steps below to sprout wheat berries:
Check out the following recipes using the four basics of food storage: (h/t to Survivopedia.com)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Scoop teaspoons of the mixture and spread them on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Mix the wheat sprouts and water in a blender at low speed. Blend until mushy and add the remaining ingredients. Spread tablespoons of batter on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes.
Mix all ingredients and place the mixture in an uncovered bottle or crock. Allow the mixture to ferment in a warm room for five days, stirring several times throughout the day. Beat or shake the batter to aerate and activate the mixture. It will begin to smell faintly of yeast and small bubbles will rise.
Store in the refrigerator and aerate often. To activate before use, add two or three tablespoons of flour and an equal amount of water, then stir.
Mix all ingredients and place a ball of soft dough in a nest of flour to keep the dough from sticking. Knead and pound for 10 minutes. Place a smooth ball in a warm bowl and cover the bowl with a hot, damp towel. Allow the dough to rise for about five hours at room temperature (72 F) or until it doubles in volume.
Shape the dough into three loaves and allow it to rise for three hours. Bake at 325 F for about an hour in a greased or floured pan.
Mix all the ingredients until free of lumps. Cook using a double boiler for 45 minutes, stirring often. Let cool and knead a little more powdered milk into the syrup to achieve your desired consistency. Make a half-inch roll and cut one-inch pieces, then shape into squares to make honey caramel cubes.
Cooking when SHTF requires flexible ingredients like salt, honey, wheat and powdered milk. Nutritious, easy to store and long-lasting, these four basics of food storage are exceptional survival must-haves.