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Make-your-own Farina?

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Rosalie

Make-your-own Farina?

I've come across an interesting-looking pancake recipe that calls for farina (such as Cream of Wheat).  Wikipedia describes farina as "made from the germ and endosperm of the grain, which is milled to a fine granular consistency and then sifted."

I'm wondering how I can approximate it with my NutriMill.  This sounds to me a lot like first clear flour, but maybe a bit more granular.  If I grind my wheat to be a bit coarser than flour, and then put through an ordinary sifter, do you think this will this work? 

Rosalie

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Rosalie

Actually, since the recipe only calls for 1/3 cup farina, I would be using my hand-crank Back To Basics mill, not my NutriMill.  I think it's easier to control the texture with the hand-crank, but the NutriMill is easily better for larger quantities like a couple cups or more.

Rosalie

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weavershouse

Hi,

I made cream of wheat with my Nutrimill and posted a picture here in TFL. Just type Cream of Wheat in SEARCH and you'll see my write up. It works great. I don't sift. Let me know if you have any questions.                                                                                                                                      weavershouse

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Rosalie

Thanks, Weavershouse.  I found it at http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/5531/easy-cream-wheat, and I also found the thread posted at about the same time by Bill.  I thought about Bill's techniques and his video of the evil scientist's contraption doing its thing, but I'm afraid Bill's experiments are a little beyond me.

Your cream of wheat looks good.  Like Syllymom's daughter, I, too, am not a porridge girl.  It's ironic, because I otherwise LOVE whole grains.  But yours looks so good I just may try it with a trial batch of farina.

Rosalie

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Mini Oven

I thought they are all the same.... fine, but not flour, granulated wheat. Some finer than others. Wheat meal in other words.

Just looked it up...Semolina is Duram wheat only    

Cream of Wheat & Farina is non-Duram hard wheat    

Mini O

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GrapevineTXolda...

bird.  I took one look at that homemade cream of wheat and my mouth has not stopped watering.  Yes, I am a cereal case.  I've been known to serve myself hot cereal for lunch and dinner...and of course, breakfast. 

There is NOTHING more comforting than a warm bowl of cereal drenched in ice-cold milk. 

Oh heavens, now I had cereal on my mind.  Have I had dinner yet?  Oh wait, there's always, SNACK TIME

I cannot imagine how wonderful a freshly ground fare is.  I wonder, does Santa deliver in April if we've been especially good?