Friday, June 3, 2016

Making Flour

Last winter my in laws gave Paul and I a spare Vitamix they had, which we have really enjoyed.  They sent us an attachment to grind flour from wheat berries, but I hadn't had a chance to use it because I had a hard time finding the hard white wheat berries in small portions to give it a test run.  I finally tracked some down at a health food store and tried it out.


It only took one minute to grind a couple of cups of flour.  Once I figured it out, it was so easy.  Smelled really nice too.  I made some bread with this.  I used my typical bread machine recipe but it turned out rather dense, so I'll have to play with that some.  Everything seems to have its own learning curve, but it's fun to travel those curves.

Readers, have you ever tried to make flour?

23 comments:

Tom said...

good luck experimenting

Out on the prairie said...

Never tried it, sounds fun.You could make a variety of flours out of nuts, or other grains.

PioneerPreppy said...

I tried grinding acorn flour a few years back but it didn't work out so well.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Could you grow your own wheat and grind that? I've never tried anything like this, but you know how I am about cooking. LOL

Karen S. said...

Sounds like a lot of fun experimenting and eating! Enjoy it all.

Laurie said...

I've never tried it. I used to make bread years and years ago and then stopped. Don't know why. But, just last week tried a recipe I found online. It turned out a little dense, too. Not so much that we didn't enjoy it, though. Needless to say, I've got some practicing to do.

Maggid said...

You So Impress me.

Michelle said...

I haven't tried to make my own flour....yet!

Sally said...

Well, if anyone can perfect it, you can Lisa. :)

xoxo

Sunnybrook Farm said...

That sounds really nice, you will be growing wheat soon!

Ginny Hartzler said...

You amaze me, Lisa! You have so much energy and love to experiment. A real zest for life! The closest I have come to this is making whole wheat rolls. I am sure you will do a little experimenting and come up with a recipe that is perfect. Stupid me, I never even knew it is the berries you grind.

Vera said...

We would like to grind our own flour one day, but I am not quite ready for that particular learning curve at the moment! I went on Amazon to see what a Vitamix was, and food blenders came up. I thought a mill was needed to grind grains to make flour, so I shall investigate further!

alissa apel said...

I've made oat flour, and quinoa flour. I bought a sweet potato flour, but need to experiment with it.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I've made almond flour- super good!

Nora said...

I have always wanted to do this. Making bread takes some experimenting when the flour is so dense.

Mildred said...

How interesting. No, I have not tried this, but I wish you much success tweaking the recipe...keep us posted.
You guys enjoy the rest of the weekend.

mail4rosey said...

I have never made my own flour. How cool though that you did!

Harry Flashman said...

Yes. We have many pails of red wheat. But even though we have a good mill, it's hard on the arms. So we buy flour now and save the stored wheat for emergencies.

DMS said...

I have never tried to make flour- but it looks so nice and I can imagine it smells good too. Sorry the bread was a little dense, but I hope a little experimentation does the trick. :)
~Jess

Lin said...

Nope...never made my own flour. But we don't use much flour here...no bread eating either. I will be curious to see what you do to make it less dense.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

My late grandmother, God rest her soul, used to make homemade flour :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Now that is so cool! No I have never tried.

indah nuria Savitri said...

I never try it before but I love too..surely it's healthier!