Today being my baking day I started pulling out all my ingredients and my tools and while I was cleaning my grain mill I remembered how many people have told me that they can’t grind their own wheat because much like a pressure cooker, it is something that most people have not used and it is scary.
Hopefully after you read this you will see the real simplicity in grinding your own flour. Freshly grinded flour also has so much more nutrients in it, its alive!
First things first, my mill is called a Whisper Mill, it is old and by now I am sure there are much better ones out there but it does its job. Its name is a mystery to me because I would not equate the word whisper with my grain mill. It sends the dog running for cover and I have to use it while children are not napping and no one is seriously concentrating…the sound of an airplane taking off comes to mind : ) I do have a Vitamix that can grind wheat but it does not make it fine enough for my liking.
Another note of interest. One cup of wheat berries will produce about one and a half cups of flour.
Ok so, seriously, this is going to be short.
With my machine, you turn on the machine prior to putting the grain in. (read your own machines instructions) Set the machine to how fine or course you want to grind your wheat berries.
Pour the grains in but not too fast.
Retrive your flour from the receptacle.
Doesn’t get any easier than that! Now pull out your favorite whole wheat recipe and get going.
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