I tried my hand at making homemade bread years ago when I was raising my kids. As with anything, it didn’t rise quite like it should have lol. I didn’t give up though. I kept trying. I then was introduced to actually grinding my own wheat. Say what? Yeah, it’s a thing.
Ya’ll, I worked full-time and did not have time to grind my own flour. Seriously, this is for stay-at-home moms. Or so I thought lol. After I started diving into the benefit of grinding my own flour, I told my husband, “How can I not do this”. He agreed.
I used to get that “chicken skin” on my elbows. Oh, you have heard of it? I found out that it’s not the gluten that is making everyone allergic; however, it’s the fact that the flour manufacturers started removing the bran and germ along with vitamins and minerals from the flour back in the 1920’s. This way the flour had a longer shelf life. Did you know our flour is not supposed to be white? Come on, why are they bleaching our flour?
Here’s the good news! Grinding my own flour has changed our entire eating. I don’t grind every time I make something with the flour. You can grind and store it in the freezer up to two weeks. The flour is still ok to use; however, you will not receive all the benefits from the wheat.
I became a Co-op Leader for my town for Breadbecker’s. If you are in the south, you are in luck. You too can join a co-op or if there is not one in your area, then contact Breadbecker’s and express your interest to them. We order grains and other bulk items three times a year. We all love it when I make a homemade loaf of bread and it’s right out of the oven at dinner time. They have wonderful tutotials and even cooking classes on their website. www.breadbeckers.com
In March of 2020, I made a sourdough starter. I had one years ago and completely killed it because I forgot it was in my fridge LOL. I was busy raising my kiddos and well, you know. I can’t believe that I have actually kept Jimmy alive this long lol. Yes, I named him Jimmy after my grandpa. He made homemade bread weekly.
Here’s a quick tutorial I made last year on how to grind your own flour. Have fun and I’d love to see what you make!!!