Monday, December 28, 2009

Wheat Flour

Do any of you out there grind your own wheat? I'm contemplating this, but it's definitely an investment (to get a good mill), and I want to be absolutely sure it's something I want to do before purchasing.

If you do, what machine do you use? Also, where do you buy your wheat in bulk? And, last question - what differences do you notice in baking?

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Hi Kate - I was browsing through your blog after seeing it on another's blog and saw this post on wheat. I grind all of my own flour and use hard white wheat because it has high fiber and protein but is a bit lighter than hard red wheat. I have a nutrimill that does all my grinding and it is fantastic. I've had it for about five years. However, I am actually going to give it to my sister in favor of a new mill I found called the Wolfgang Flour Mill (or KoMo Fidibus Classic). It is a bit pricey but it is amazing. You can leave it on your counter and grind whatever wheat/grain you need right that instant and you don't get a speck of flour anywhere. That's my main hangup with the nutrimill - it is so messy and I have to grind outside or in the garage. It is also loud, whereas the Wolfgang Flour Mill is supposedly quieter. Anyway, the main thing I notice is how much money it saves me to grind my own wheat - plus it means I use more whole grains instead of processed white flour. I also love that on the nutrimill (and most high-end mills) you can choose the setting to grind really fine, which means I can interchange wheat flour almost one for one with white flour.

Anyway, as you can tell, I love grinding my own wheat. You may have already made a decision since this post was from December, but if not, I hope that you are closer to knowing what you want to do. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at mykitchencafe at gmail dot com.