I love making bread. In fact, I probably love making bread more than I love eating bread. I give away a good bit of bread simply because we don’t need to eat all the bread I bake. It’s kinda like making quilts I suppose. No household ever needed as many quilts as I made (or socks) so lots of them were given away. I have fun doing what I love to do and hopefully, the recipients love what they receive.
There is no harm, no inferiority in not baking your own bread so I hope no one ever thinks I look down on those who don’t make their own bread. Never does the thought leave my mind that I’m a rotten housekeeper. I am. I know I am. There are so many things I’d rather do than keep a spotless house. It doesn’t bother me. It doesn’t bother Vince so . . that’s how it is.
This morning someone shared a link to this article wherein a King Arthur baker did a side by side test using their whole wheat flour and fresh ground flour. Just as I know not everyone will bake their own bread; not everyone even cares whether they’re eating homemade or storebought bread, for sure not everyone is going to grind their own wheat but I thought the article was interesting enough to share here. Even though I mill my own wheat most all the time, I never realized there was that much of a difference.
That was a very interesting comparison. For someone who is just wanting to get into bread making, what would you suggest as a mill. I do have a dry canister for my vitamix blender. And also what type of wheat berries. Thanks.
I’ll send you an email.