I want to send out a big THANK YOU to Kim over at The Inadvertent Farmer for recommending this grain mill to me. I love it! (She has a great bread making tutorial on her blog, so pay her a little visit if you’re interested.)
I purchased my grain mill on eBay from hhdynamics, who deals exclusively with WonderMills. They also service them, should you ever need some help with your mill. I chose a refurbished one with the full warranty and saved $50 compared to the cost of a new mill.
I also own the manual version of The Family Grain Mill, but I wanted a mill that would be quick and easy to use on a regular basis. My WonderMill certainly fits the bill!
It’s really fun to use. Sara Lynn loves to help. But beware, it’s pretty loud!
I draped a towel around the edges of the flour container to keep flour dusting to a minimum. It worked well.
We were so excited to mill our first batch of whole wheat flour!
It was impossible to keep Sara Lynn’s little fingers out of the fresh, warm flour.
She ended up making a few handprints while I milled up some spelt. (Don’t worry, I made her wash her hands before we started!)
I adore my Kitchen Aid mixer. I thought about buying the KA adapter for my Family Grain Mill, but I don’t want to overwork my beloved machine. It kneads my bread for me, so it works hard enough as it is.
My friends, it caused me a bit of panic when it was time to clean the kitchen up.
I really should have washed those dishes before I decided to make bread!
After pinching off dough for rolls, and setting them aside to rise, I decided brownies would be good, too. (And I wasn’t quite ready to tackle the kitchen clean-up just yet. I had to work up to it!)
So, I whipped up a quick batch of Sue Gregg's brownies. I hate to admit it, but these weren’t my favorite. This is the first of her recipes that I wasn’t crazy about. I like a nice chocolate-y, chewy brownie when I have one, which isn’t often. These were kind of dry and bland. Typical health food fare. What did I expect?
I’m going to try these next time.
Now, Sue Gregg’s whole grain bread dough is awesome! I use it for rolls, sandwich bread, and cinnamon raisin bread. It’s the best bread recipe I’ve ever tried.
I also realized at 7:00pm that it might be nice to actually eat something with our bread for dinner. I can get a little carried away sometimes! Making bread is so much fun.
And I didn’t even mind that it was 9:00pm before I had the kitchen back in order. But boy, was I tired!