Mill for coarse/cracked grains
I have finally found a recipe that makes me want a new partner for my 30-year old Kitchenetics mill:
I decided that it was worth a proper trial with coarse cracked grain close to her specification of steel-cut oats, and pulled out the poppyseed grinder, and used whole oats, hulled barley, and a bit of emmer wheat, all put through the grinder together. I adjusted the grind to give some quite large pieces of grain, and the result was a mix of textures from coarse bits maybe 1/5 of a single grain to some moderately fine flour. The flatbread came out really nicely: crisp and crunchy without the break-a-tooth quality of some of my attempts at multigrain crackers from my finely milled kitchenetics flours. I'm pretty sure the mix of coarse and fine flours is key to the wonderful texture, and like the result enough that I'm ready to invest in a mill that can give a similar result without the same degree of effort required from the little poppy mill.
So: looking for a mill that will happily make a flour like this
with a little less arm work than the poppy mill; open to manual or electric options. I'm not expecting it to replace the Kitchenetics for the fine flours I adore for most of my uses, but don't just want a flaker or cracker: I want the range from coarse cracked grains to coarse flour. And tasty as these flatbreads are, I don't need huge capacity (nor do I have room for the gorgeous Diamant mill, although it's tempting to think about creating a space for it). I just need to be able to prepare a kilo of coarse flour a few times a year.
I do have a 30 year old Kitchenaid and if the Mockmill can make this range of flour textures that might be just the ticket.