Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Toy!!!

Yesterday, we brought a new toy home with us.

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Yup, that is a Nutrimill. Mike and I have been talking about getting one for a while. He had no qualms with it, even though it is a bit spendy. His goal is for us to one day be self-sufficient. A Nutrimill is a step in that direction. HA! We did have trouble finding the kinds of wheat we were looking for in this little town. Thankfully, there are several places we can order from. For now, I will just have to deal with the Hard Red Wheat. Towards the middle of May I should have some Hard and Soft White Wheat.

The kids were wondering what exactly do wheat berries look like?

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Pay no attention the the clutter in my kitchen. I do not have near enough counter space in this house.

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I just ground a little flour to begin with, since I had no idea how much flour the amount of wheat berries I put in there would actually make.

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Not bad for my first loaf of bread with freshly milled flour!

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It was a little dry for my liking. The kids didn't mind. They ate half of the loaf for dinner! I've pretty much decided it's not worth my time to make only one loaf. I have to do at least two at a time. If you have a 100% whole wheat recipe that you love, please do share it with me!

3 comments:

Holly S. said...

Cool! That's real homemade bread!

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

check out Mrs Mama Hen's blog www.mrsmamahen.com for her bread recipe. She uses freshly ground whole wheat. I had to modify it for our altitude (or lack of) and humidity, but it should be perfect for you.

Carrie said...

I miss my Nutramill, which is in SC. :o(