Yes, can you believe it? I make my own flour...who does that, right? You're thinking, "She's crazy!" I have to say, I am one step away from buying 100 acres of land and some John Deere tractors so that I can grow fields of grain. Just kidding. I worked on my grandfather's farm - that was good enough! However, I feel VERY earthy about sprouting my own grains and grinding them into flour. It just makes everything I make with it taste 100% better. I believe in this little thing called, LOVE. When love goes into food, it just tastes better and I feel better. Hence the reason why I don't eat out much because that guy in the back who is making my food probably doesn't love me all that much and he's more than likely stressed out, so when I eat his stressed out food I gain stress. Single mom of little ones....I think I'll pass on the extra stress. Thanks!
Anyway, making flour
from a whole grain is so, so, SO simple that it's just ridiculous. And
it really doesn't take much time on your part at all.
Here's how it goes. Ready?
Step 1: Soak your grains overnight in purified water. I usually soak them in a sprouting jar (mason jar with a screen top).
Step 2: Rinse your grains the next morning in a strainer
and return to jars with screen. Place jars slightly on their side to
drain any excess liquid. Repeat again before going to bed. Do this
step for 2-3 days in a row or until you see buds on your grains. (Wheat
berries usually take only 1-2 days to sprout.)
Step 3: Rinse grains thoroughly, then place them on dehydrator
trays using the teflon sheets. Dehydrate at 115 degrees overnight or
until dry. (This is an example of sprouted buckwheat.)
Step 4: Place all grains in a high-speed blender and
blend until a fine flour is created. (Takes seconds.) **You can also
store the grains in a glass container in the refrigerator and blend when
you are ready to use. (This picture shows a food processor. You can
use a food processor, but a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix, will
process it into finer granules.)
Step 5: Keep in a sealed glass container and place in the refrigerator. Lasts about a month.
grains are more alkalizing to the body and inhibits phytic acid from
blocking many important minerals from absorbing in the body. It also
increases vitamin content. You can lightly steam sprouted grains and
add it to casseroles, breads, etc. or you can grind it into flour for
later use as I've shown above. For just a little bit of time, you will
gain more nutritional value in your food! SNAP!