Tag Archives: Bread

Challah – Braided Bread a tasty tradition


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Each Fall, my heart turns to more regular baking. Although every Friday night consists of Pizza and Challa made from fresh milled whole wheat, Fall has a special baking place in my heart. Challah, also known to many as a Braided Bread, has a rich tradition for each Friday night in the Hebrew nation of […] Read more

Cinnamon Swirls for a dear friend!


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I made these for a dear DEAR friend who was allowing three of us to invade her home for four straight days!! She and her husband were so gracious to allow us there! They are easy and fun to make..... Just a variation of my practically "Fool Proof Whole Wheat Bread" Recipe... here Just add […] Read more

Why do I mill grains at home? Part 3


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Now that you have tried the previous tips and attempted to reason with friends and family that it is more healthy, and you can make a cheaper/healthier loaf of bread and that the storage life is longer, you may be, like I was, trying to convince yourself that you can DO this (I can, right?). […] Read more

Play with your food. Break some rules!


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We can search the web, go get a million recipe books, follow around a world class chef and huddle on to Mama's apron strings but one thing that will remain a rule in baking and cooking is: Break some rules! Play with your food! Sure there are some hard and fast ones like: Yeast breads […] Read more

TIP #3: Hard, Soft, Red or White – Easy differences.


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Freshly ground whole wheat is wonderful! But not all recipes work the same with one type of wheat. Here is a breakdown of wheat types and which recipe to use them: ~ HARD wheat is best for breads and items that require high rising. ~ SOFT wheat is best for pastries and flat breads such […] Read more

TIPS TO REMEMBER WHEN USING FRESHLY GROUND GRAINS: #1


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1. Rainy weather will have some effect on your bread rising. The moisture gets trapped more easily in the wheat or grain that has just been ‘cracked’ by milling. It’s more susceptible to absorbing moisture than dead flour that has sat on a shelf for months. So you may need to slightly adjust the water […] Read more

Basic Whole Wheat Bread: More than loaf bread


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You can stretch your budget and your menu with the one basic bread recipe that we send out with every newsletter. "How?" - you may ask. Simply look at the lump of dough differently. The Basic "Fool Proof" Bread Recipe we send out second in our newsletter series can be shaped into: ~ Burger Buns […] Read more

Diagnosis of gluten sensitivity…leads to home milling.


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This could be either a really long post or a short and simple one. I'm not sure how it will turn out. What I mean is I could make it long, but the outcome is quite simple so it could be brief. Anyway, here goes nothing.... ?????? ????? ???? Several years ago I was diagnosed […] Read more

More Q & A's: Hard, Soft, Red, White – what wheat for what?


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Greetings! Below is a question from a dear customer who is really excited about learning the value of healthy food storage and milling at home. As I answered the question privately, my thoughts were that many people may be wondering the same thing! So, I wanted to share it with you all! Please feel free […] Read more

Loaf Bread Question and Answers: Split and lopsided


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Question: "I did it all as the book directed, right down to to the exact ingredients. I used their techniques. It rose nicely. I shaped beautiful loaves. Then, as they rose, they split open and made for an uneven and lopsided loaf. What happened? What might I do if I see it happening again?" Answers: […] Read more