Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Making Your Own Flour



One of the best kitchen investments I have made over the years is a grain mill. I purchased a K-tec Grain Mill over 20 years ago. (Wow, that makes me feel old).
At that time it was the only mill in my price range.  

The investment has paid off. I have used the mill on a regular basis since it's purchase and it has never let me down. I do like some of the features on the new grain mills, but I am too frugal to buy another mill, when the one I have still works great.

I use it to grind wheat, rye, oats, corn, and spelt. It can also grind other grains and legumes, as long as they are dry.

I grind about 4-5 pounds of grain at one time. I store the flour in labeled, gallon size bags, in the freezer to keep the flour from going rancid.

I save money and have a healthy alternative to the flours I can buy at the local grocery store.

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    1. I am so glad you posted this! I have been doing a lot of reading about grinding your own flour. I really want to try it! Now if I have any questions maybe you can be my go to gal! lol...

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    2. I would love to help in any way that I can!

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  2. I've done that with oatmeal in my food processor before. Never know what is in the regular flour from the store. Freezing is an excellent idea to keep it fresh.

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  3. We would love to see photos of the process sometime :)

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  4. This is something I could really use. We go through a lot of flour.

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  5. I have been making my own acorn flour lately. Quite a process to leach the tannin out, dehydrate the acorn meal, then grind it in a coffee grinder - 1/3 to 1/2 cup at a time! I am hoping to purchase a grain mill soon, but they are just so expensive! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this on the Farmgirl Friday Hop! My hubby does our baking and we have been musing about getting a grain mill and grinding our own. It sounds like it is a great idea! You have inspired me to do a bit of research on a mill! Thanks!

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  7. I have been looking at mills, thinking about a hand grinder, any suggestions? Would love for you to share on Real Food Fridays, followed you here from the HomeAcre Hop.
    http://yourlife7.blogspot.com/2013/12/real-food-fridays-15-link-up.html

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    1. Joyce, I have a hand grinder, Back to Basics. I do not ever use it, it is more for emergencies. They are a lot of work! They may have a better one out there. For me and the amount of flour I use the hand grinder is not practical.

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  8. Me too Joyce. Our power goes out on a semi-regular basis so don't want to depend on an electric one.
    JoeyLea
    http://www.thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/

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  10. I have never ground my own flour before...makes sense. I am trying to get away from gluten, still in the research mode for our journey to eating healthier foods. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I have been trying to not buy as much processed foods which includes sugar and white flour etc.
      Being able to make different flours helps.

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