Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Grinding Wheat

I feel like a homesteader when I grind my own wheat. Ok, not really because the grinder is electric and I have not used the hand crank yet, but I still feel frugal, old fashioned and homey. Here is the yummy golden wheat. I use white wheat because it is not as heavy and I can get my family to eat it. I mix this with white flour to get more nutrition into my family without changing texture too much. My Mother-in-law loaned me her wheat grinder. When she brought it to me I must admit that the thought "what the heck it is that thing I am going to have to store." But I got the beast out the other day and you know what? It is the most kick butt machine I have ever used. It is fairly quiet compared to others I have used, and talk about fast. I ground up four pouches and two gallon ziplocs in about a 1/2 hour. It went so fast. Logan & Addison were my little helpers.

This is the wheat going into the hopper. The kids job was to use a brush and keep the wheat going down into stones to be ground.


This is our finished product. It is ready to be mixed with the white flour and turned into bread, cookies or cakes! Yummy!

5 comments:

Michelle said...

How fun! I've never seen a wheat grinder before. LOL Okay....the package is ready to go and it will go out the door tomorrow! I have it all packaged up. Yes, it only took me what,a month? LOL!! So sorry!

Natasha said...

So, I want to come and grind some of my wheat. That way I don't have to buy one!

Amy said...

Way to go you little homesteader!

Tammy said...

Interesting! And, just what I have been wondering about. I bake a white/wheat bread with flax seed and a raisin/cranberry white/wheat each week. It annoys me that I can only find 5 pound bags of wheat flour in my area. I go through it so, quickly. And sometimes the freshness date is too close! So, recently I was wondering if there was a "home" grinder and where I could purchase the wheat to grind! Care to share any info?

Kristin said...

Wow! Impressive.