Sprouted Wheat Flour Little Cheese Stuffed Bites
Do you know that pillow soft, ﬂuffy bread that you always dream of having? That one that just is a delight in texture, and you just crave for more? Now it’s your chance to impress everyone because these soft bites are a bit of work but so worth it! Once you make them, you’ll be hooked!
- 120 ml room temperature water
- 30 grams brown sugar or brown sugar alternative
- 7 grams active dry yeast
- 140 ml of aquafaba (should be roughly the total liquid from a regular size can of chickpeas)
- 40 gram vegan butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 300 grams Second Spring Sprouted Wheat Flour
- 1 big pan of water filled 3/4 of capacity
- 60 grams baking powder
- 30 grams vegan cheese (preferably mozzeralla)
- seasoning of preference
1. Combine the water, yeast and brown sugar in the bowl, mixing everything with a fork or a mixer. Set aside in a dark place for the yeast to activate, about 10 minutes. This is the most important step as it’s one of the key steps to make a fully ﬁnal result – the yeast is very sensitive to light and the light breaks apart the cell membranes and destroys them!
2. After those 10 minutes, add on the aquafaba, the butter, salt and combine with a fork or gentle mixer.
3. Start adding the ﬂour a few grams at the time until completely blended and even. Repeat until using all the ﬂour and the dough is smooth and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. If needed, use a little more ﬂour. You can use a big spoon and your hands for this or a mixer.
4. Cover with a kitchen towel and place in your oven with the light on, letting the dough rise for 1 hour. Once risen, remove the dough from the oven and preheat the oven to 200-220 degrees Celsius.
5. In a large pot or pan, bring the water to a boil while you get the little bites ready
6. Divide the dough into 4 parts so it’s easier to handle. Take small pieces of the dough and roll them into little rounded balls. Place them on a tray ready for the oven and press them slightly to ﬂatten. Repeat until using all dough.
7. Once you have your little dough balls ready, your water should be boiling. Add the baking powder slowly (be careful as it looks like a gas/smoke explosion when you do it fast!) and then add all the bites at the same time to guarantee even cooking.
8. Boil them 40 seconds and you should see them ﬂoating. Then remove them from the water and place on a prepared baking sheet.
9. Place everything in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Take the tray out, rotate them upside down to guarantee even baking and add your cheese on top, baking for another 10 minutes.
10. Once ready, take them out of the oven and season them with your favourite seasoning. You can also add your dip if you want but they are so soft and moist that you will want to have them as it is.