When my friend told me she wanted to try to bake with hemp flour I had that strange look on my face. Hemp? Isn’t that that stuff that should not be taken? Illegal? Nooooo, she laughed and said there are two different types of hemp, the one that makes me dreamy and the one that makes me healthy. But with both kinds I would be satisfied. OK, I can’t wait to try. And I am still waiting…
As I am again in Germany for my twice annual house-sitting I shop in special shops for my paleo style diet. And saw hemp flour. That was it. I took it and tried a hemp bread for myself.
Hemp is known as one of the most nutritious seeds. As it has a perfect balance of proteins, vitamins, enzymes and essential fats and nearly no sugar, starch or saturated fats hemp seeds and hemp seeds or flour gives a continuous energy the whole day long. It’s the easiest protein do digest and more better than dairy, eggs or meat. It’s rich in vitamin E and can be eaten if you are intolerant of nuts, gluten, sugar or lactose/casein (I am the last three ones). It reduced bad cholesterol and high blood pressure as well as inflammation in any disease and helps to recover faster from injury or illness. Also the immune system has it benefits as it gets lot stronger and the circulation is better.
The bread is a mix of hemp flour, almond flour and sesame flour. And as well it has psyllium which makes it fluffy and a little rising. All nutritious and healthy ingredients. The whole bread is light, has just 165 g of flours and 180 ml liquid. That makes a small but satisfying bread.
It looks dark, has the typical lightly nutty taste of the hemp and reminds me of a typical dark multi grain bread.
The recipe I found on a German blog called Paleo Paradies. It’s a German website about paleo diet, offers a shop and a blog with recipes. In German only. A good source for German paleos.