It worked!! I love my KitchenAid mixer already and now I love it more. You may recall that a few weeks ago, we purchased a Grain Mill Attachment for the mixer.
The purchase was made after I did a bunch of research on flour, and storing flour and buying flour in larger quantities than 4-5 lbs, etc. I learned that grains have a longer shelf life than flour. In addition, you can buy different kinds of grains and grind what you want of each to mix and match for baking and bread making. It seemed like a neat way to expand upon the kitchen adventures.
A few days ago we disassembled the mill to wash it up, let it dry, and reassembled for a test run. We filled the mill up just over half way with wheat.
It was really fun to watch the grinding and see the flour falling out. I started the mixer on the slow setting, but then we double checked and it said throw that switch to 10, and we did!
We chose the setting just shy of finest.
Fargo didn’t like the noise that the pretty kitchen power tool made at first. But now he’s wholly unimpressed.
I used 2 cups of freshly ground flour with two cups of store bought for a loaf of bread. Worked great in terms of dough.
And I could put a picture of the bread, fresh out of the oven, but I wouldn’t want to make you drool. It looked beautiful, like the rest of the bread I’ve made in the dutch oven, and it was delicious! I ground more yesterday for another loaf of bread. Now I need to get brave enough to try mixing flours.