These days I have been milling and baking. Milling? you say, what is this you speak of? ha ha well, let me tell you. I am participating in a grain mill challenge. I was given the privilege of receiving a grain mill to test, review, blog about the process, take photos and write recipes for. It is super exciting! As soon as my mill arrived I opened it up and read the book. Then thought ,uh oh.
I live over an hour away from a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market, we have one, yes ONE local health food store with 2 small locations. So my resources are very limited. So my challenge is even bigger. Thankfully you can get ANYthing online.
Once I was able to purchase some grain, hard red wheat, as this was all they had. Then on to using the mill. I did finally get some white wheat, rye, millet and chickpeas later.
You see a mill is what turns the wheat berries into flour. I apologize if you knew this but it was all new to me a few years ago until I met someone who milled their own flour. I have been wanting a mill since then. NOW I have one 🙂 If you bake bread, you know you go through flour like water and organic flour is expensive. Mills are expensive as well. This one from GrainMillWagon is affordable.
This week I used the mill for the first time, the flour smells wonderful, it took just 2 minutes and feels softer than any body powder I’ve ever bought.
I made an egg bread. We raise chickens, so eggs are in abundance. Fresh and organic, can’t beat that now can you?
Here is what I did:
First, mill the wheat. Follow the instructions in the booklet. Store it well or only mill what you need. It only takes a few minutes so it is easy to have ‘fresh’ flour in minutes.
Next gather your ingredients and bake the bread. Lastly ENJOY
What you need: **I baked this in my bread machine**
2 eggs, room temperature
1 cup water + 2 TBSP (110 degrees)
2 TBSP oil
2 TBSP sugar
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour (freshly milled)
1 TBSP quick rise yeast
Follow the program for Fast Bake on your machine!
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