It's been a long time since I posted about using my grain mill. I've had it for a bout a year now, and I'm loving it more than ever!
I have been using my mill weekly for the past year, mostly for making 100% whole grain bread. Of course, I've made pancakes, cookies, muffins, and other goodies too, but mostly just bread. The kids really love homemade bread, and it makes a great healthy breakfast.
The last few weeks I've been learning more about grains and putting my mill to better use. Bread Beckers website is an awesome resource for learning. They also happen to be believers and they have done a lot of studying in the Word to see what God has to say about healthy eating. I've been watching their online video classes and have learned a lot about making bread and many other tasty things with whole grains. If you live in the US, you can also buy some amazing products from them. Of course, I highly recommend a mill, and if you live in Canada, you can buy one from Healthy Kitchens using the link in my sidebar.
I've experimented with several recipes for whole grain bread during the past year as well. Some didn't turn out that well, so I found a few others. My favorite is from Tammy's Recipes (NOTE: I use the 100% Whole Wheat version). It always turns out great. The only thing I don't like about it is using extra gluten. So I recently started making this one from Bread Beckers. The only downside to this one is the eggs (I don't always have a lot on hand), and I also have to cut it down by 1/3 so I can fit the recipe in my Kitchen Aid.
Tomorrow I'm picking up some more grain from our local buying group (I just used the last of my wheat today), and I'm excited to try some more recipes. One of the first things I'm going to try is using the Ezekial flour to make muffins. It's a mixture of grains and beans, which means that whatever you bake with it becomes a complete protein! Very cool.
There is much to be learned about whole grains still. I'm sure I'll be updating again when I learn more.