Ok now I am hooked -the next step
Hi fellow foodies!
After being at this for the last 2 months I have finally found my passion. My whole life has been focused on achieving a healthy balance - my first passion beyond family is good whole food that enhances our lives, rather than weighing us down - digestively and energetically.
My question for you is - how worth it would having a high quality mixer like a DLX be? After studying this forum, along with as many books I can find - it seems that it may actually be worth it to grind my own flour. The idea of mail ordering flour does not sit well with me - because by the time I get around to using all the whole wheat it will use a great deal of nutrition. If I order the wheat berries in bulk - I could justify the cost because it is actually cheaper if I grind it myself, and healthier.
I also make fresh pasta, and homemade smoothies. Is it hard to learn how to grind your own flour? And is it possible to achieve the same kind of flour as french flour? I definitely want to focus on whole grain, but we all enjoy a crusty french baguette fairly often.
We are not huge on deserts - but I do bake cookies, and never buy storebought. I am cooking for 6 - 6 breadhounds. We have been through25 pounds of flour in the last 2 weeks (of course some of that was gift giving of fresh bread) -
Thank you for any thoughts -