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I know this might not be your run-of-the mill gift (pun entirely intended!), but I cannot recommend having a grain mill highly enough if you use a lot of whole wheat flour and other whole grains in your cooking and baking.
A grain mill allows you to purchase wheat or other grains in bulk — at a much-discounted price! — and then grind them up fresh to use in your baking. Store bought whole-wheat flour doesn’t hold a candle to freshly-ground flour. Not only is it much more nutrient-rich when used quickly after being ground, but it is also so much finer.
If you think whole wheat baked goods must be heavy, gritty and dense, guess again. By grinding your own Spring wheat, you can create 100% whole-wheat light and fluffy breads, muffins, cakes and more!
Plus, you can use a grain mill to grind a variety of other grains. This is especially helpful if you’re on a gluten-free diet. So long as you’ve not contaminated your mill with grains containing gluten, you can grind gluten-free grains yourself — saving yourself from having to purchase expensive gluten-free flours!
There are many different mills on the market, but my favorite is the KTEC Kitchen Mill. It’s sturdy, does a great job, lasts for a very long time and is economical. The only drawback is that it is loud and it does produce dust. We always use it outside or in the garage in order to prevent dust in our home (and to cut down on the noise level!)
Would you like to win a KTEC Kitchen Mill? To enter to win, just click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address. I’m buying one grain mill for a reader here this week just because I want to bless you all with this appliance that has been such a great help to me! One winner will be chosen and posted next Wednesday.
The winners of the waffle maker giveaway were: Andrea (andreajesus10@) and Tonja (gogirlccc@)
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