Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Grinding Wheat Flour

My mom has a wheat grinder so in the spirit of trying to eat more healthy food (mentioned in my organic produce post) I thought I'd grind some wheat into flour and bake homemade whole wheat bread.

The grinder is amazing. So fast and such fine flour!
I thought the bread turned out pretty well, although it took about 5 hours to rise and the dough was WAY to tough for my Kitchen Aid. I felt like I was trying to knead a ball of rubber. It tasted just fine in the end though. See the recipe I used here.


  1. Yummy! I found out from a friend who is an expert bread maker that she uses melted shortening rather than oil. She said that the bread doesn't taste the same as the day you made it if you use oil because the oil gets old quickly and does something like settling in the bread--shortening doesn't do that. Oh, and don't use flour to roll it out or on your rolling pin--it just adds more flour to the bread and makes it stiffer--use shortening on your counter to roll it on. I couldn't believe what a difference this made! I didn't even need it on my rolling pin! :)
    Love you!

  2. Excellent! Thank you Julie. I will try again tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

  3. It was so good Em! Thanks for sharing.