Little Red Hen
So today I got a bug in my brain and I had to make bread. I was out of whole wheat flour, and the last time I made bread I just used all white. Which was good, but I like it at least half wheat better. But I really didn’t want to go to the grocery store today. So I do what any enterprising girl (or Little Red Hen) does. I made my own. A while ago my mom gave me a L’Equip grain mill, (This one is their current model) only I have always had flour in my pantry, until now. And today was the day I broke it out of the box and gave it a whirl. (And like all those other enterprising girls who have grinders I also have 90 pounds of hard white wheat in the pantry.) And it was awesome. It was easier to turn wheat into flour than it is to turn on my tv. Literally. Easy peasy. In less than an hour I went from out of flour and hungry for bread to eating it.
1. Grinding my own wheat into flour so I can make bread today. Little Red Hen style., 2. Wheat. Here goes! #afirsttimeforeverything, 3. I made flour!, 4. And who will help me knead the dough? Kitchenaid said she’d do it. :), 5. Rising., 6. Only 30 minutes to go. :), 7. Big and beautiful. Also, my oven door is FILTHY!, 8. The worst part is waiting the 4 minutes till they are cool enough to cut., 9. I could eat this whole loaf by myself in one sitting. Homeground flour a success!
I posted the whole process on Instagram (@pinksuedeshoe or follow along on webstagram here). And I am just so excited about it I had to post it here too. I made flour today. And then turned that into usable food. So so awesome.
Creamie ate it too and loved it. And that made my little heart grow two sizes. Some days I feel like the worst mom in the world (I think everyone has those days). But today I took hard little bits of wheat and made food out of them that she loved. And now I want to try grinding other stuff. Red wheat, corn, barley and dry beans are all on my grinding list. And this afternoon I am taking some of that fresh ground flour and making it into cookies with her. Because I’m the mom and I get to do stuff like that. Which is awesome.