After blogging about bread-making this Monday, naturally, I'm thinking of my beloved mill. I saved and researched for a year before purchasing the WonderMill. Definitely a good item to put in your wishpot list. I'm bullet-pointing it today:
* This thing mills 8 cups of fresh, whole-grain flour in about one minute (enough for 2 loaves of bread, plus one extra cup).
* It is easy to use, clean, and store. It's not heavy to lug from cabinet to counter.
* Grain is way cheeper to buy than flour, especially if you buy in bulk, enabling me to buy more quality grain (flour) for my family with the same amount of money. ie: Upgrade from conventional to organic, from wheat to spelt or kamut.
* You're not only able to make flour, there are 3 options of what kind of flour: coarse, bread, & pastry.
* I make fresh corn meal by milling popcorn on the "coarse" setting & it makes amazing corn bread.
* Sensitive to wheat? Mill your own rice, bean, or tapioca flours!
* Since the nutritious germ is still in the flour, you'll want to store any extra fresh-milled flour in the freezer so the nourishing oils don't go rancid. You can use it straight from the freezer, no need to thaw.
* The process store-bought flours go through is nasty. Milling your own flour eliminates more additives and preservatives from your family's diet and adds more nutrients to your homemade foods.
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