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Old 03-05-2010, 08:22 AM   #1
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Anyone grind their own flour at home?

I'm trying to gradually increase the amount of whole wheat flour in my cooking and baking b/c DH is stubbornly a fan of white flour.

Then I came across a site that talks about grinding your own flour and how its much more nutritious and tastes better! So I'm wondering if I should just cut to the chase and buy a mill (problem is it's expensive) -- my thoughts being that DH might like the fresh flour better than store bought whole wheat flour.

Please share if you have experience w/ this!

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Old 03-05-2010, 10:21 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone grind their own flour at home?

I do I have an attachment for my Bosch that grinds the wheat. It takes much longer than the mills, but works great.
We use white wheat--it's not so shocking and nutty tasting for those who love processed flour, lol. It's easy to "hide" whole wheat in any recipe that uses fruit, cocoa, and/or brown sugar.
A site that I love that gives lots of tips on using whole wheat is http://www.everydayfoodstorage.net/handouts/wheat.pdf
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Re: Anyone grind their own flour at home?

I do I mostly use hard white wheat, but sometimes add in a little hard red. It does taste much different than store bought. My kids won't eat store bought wheat bread or even bread made with store bought wheat flour. They LOVE the whole wheat I make at home from fresh ground flour. Try searching for a used mill, or some mixers have attachments for wheat grinding. I use my vitamix blender to grind it. I've been doing it for several years, but haven't made the leap to buying a mill yet.
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Re: Anyone grind their own flour at home?

I only have a dinky hand mixer that smells like it's burning when I use it to make cookie dough!

I do have a food processor though -- Now to find some grain!
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Re: Anyone grind their own flour at home?

I do! I just posted on my blog about it: http://onelittlewordsheknew.blogspot...esh-flour.html
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Re: Anyone grind their own flour at home?

We do too. I got a Wonder Mill for Christmas. By buying wheat in bulk from a local organic farmer, I think I'll save enough to justify the purchase of the mill within the year. Store bought organic WW flour is just so expensive, at least around here. We use a lot of wheat though - 15-20 pounds a month.
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