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Nutri Mill For Sale

December 22, 2016 - 5:23am -- FLBaker
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Little used NutriMill Classic Fresh Flour Mill Grinder made by BOSCH. Perfect working order and extremely clean. Comes complete with Flour Bagger and bags. Reason for selling is I overestimated family's enthusiasm for whole grains. (Sigh)  Price of $169 includes shipping within continental US.

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WW Graham Flour

December 21, 2016 - 8:17pm -- Eclarner
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I have a bag of barely-used whole wheat graham flour sitting in the back of the pantry.  I remember buying it by accident, and the few times I've used it, everything turns out too dry and dense.  Certainly not a flour for bread or pastries.  Are there any reccommendations for what whole wheat graham flour is good for?

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WW Graham Flour

December 21, 2016 - 8:15pm -- Eclarner
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I have a bag of barely-used whole wheat graham flour sitting in the back of the pantry.  I remember buying it by accident, and the few times I've used it, everything turns out too dry and dense.  Certainly not a flour for bread or pastries.  Are there any reccommendations for what whole wheat graham flour is good for?

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WW Graham Flour

December 21, 2016 - 8:15pm -- Eclarner
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I have a bag of barely-used whole wheat graham flour sitting in the back of the pantry.  I remember buying it by accident, and the few times I've used it, everything turns out too dry and dense.  Certainly not a flour for bread or pastries.  Are there any reccommendations for what whole wheat graham flour is good for?

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Advice on Mills

December 21, 2016 - 7:25pm -- kshedd21

Hello all, I'm new to the forum and could use some advice on purchasing the right mill.  Would anyone recommend the Diamant grain mill?  I bake about thirty-fifty loaves three times per week, so that would take a lot of grinding.  Has anyone hooked a motor up to the fly-wheel of their mill to speed the process?  Thanks, Kyle 

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Yummy banana-nuts loaf

December 21, 2016 - 7:12pm -- GrowingStella

Hi all,

I just made this deliciouse banana-nuts loaf. 

Here is the recipe.

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/recipes/sourdoughbananabread

I used toasted pecans instead of walnuts and orange zest instead of orange rind. And instead of using 1/3 cups of shortening, I devided this amount 50/50 between butter and shortening.

It's so moist and tender and tasts great!

 

happy baking!

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Lazy Loafer

Finally, I took some time off from baking for customers (at least cut down my baking days) so I have time to do a few more things, like getting ready for Christmas. I figured this was a good time to try the no oven challenge.

It made sense to use the wood stove in the basement. We use this as a significant source of heat for the house in the winter and, as there is a fire going all day, it didn't take much effort to use it for bread baking. I thought I'd use one of my cast iron pots which hopefully would survive the experience without being destroyed for use in the regular oven later.

A simple 123 sourdough seemed just the thing - this one with about 50 grams of stone-ground Kamut added to the bread flour.

It turned out quite nice, and I even managed to score it (you can see the straight razor I use for this).

The stove was hot and I moved the coals to the back and sides to make room for the pot right on the fire brick.

The pot itself had been pre-heating on top of the stove for a while...

The dough got plopped into the pot (with the parchment paper), on with the lid and into the stove.

And then I made the big mistake - I thought "That will take a little while, so I'm going to pop out to the garden to dig some potatoes". Yes, on the first day of winter in Canada I was out in a tee-shirt and cropped trousers, digging potatoes. Then I got a couple of parsnips and a bunch of carrots, cleaned the mud off my tools and tidied up. Oh, and took out the recycling.

Time to check the bread...

Oops! I actually burned the oven mitts on the pot handles! The parchment paper was a little bit of glowing red ash on the side of the little cinder that was my loaf of bread. I had to disable the smoke alarm in the basement and open the window.

I haven't stopped laughing yet. And I hope no one needs a crumb shot! :)

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