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Offline Zeb

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First try with a Hand Mill and some Einkorn grain
« on: July 04, 2010, 01:11:42 AM »
If anyone is interested in my first attempt at something new (to me!) Mr Gadget recently bought me a hand mill in the sales. We ground up some Einkorn grain we had on the shelf and made this delightful, if flat profiled, sourdough  

I'm a complete beginner at the home flour making business. It was kind of fun though!  :D
Joanna @ Zeb Bakes

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Re: First try with a Hand Mill and some Einkorn grain
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 08:09:16 AM »
Nice! But you've got me here... what's "Einkorn"?

I've been eyeing hand mills of late. Let us know how it went.
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Re: First try with a Hand Mill and some Einkorn grain
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 10:03:25 AM »
Einkorn is the german name for triticum monococcum, one of the earliest forms of domesticated wheat. I had read about it on German bread sites, I think it is popular there, I know Ulrike has made a loaf with it!   I think lower yielding than the wheat grown in the main today. It reminded me a little of spelt, making a very soft but not very elastic dough, so I guess it's low in gluten, it didn't want to spring much in the oven at all. 

The handmill worked fine, but if you want a very fine flour, equivalent to say, white wheat bread flour, I don't think the one I have will give you that consistency. 
The einkorn looked like this before I sieved it:
I posted a bit more about it here http://zebbakes.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/einkorn-bread-and-the-hand-mill/.
Joanna @ Zeb Bakes

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Re: First try with a Hand Mill and some Einkorn grain
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 10:43:49 AM »
Wonderful! I would love to mill my own flour. Brava!
Paul, if you find such a contraption up here - let me know!

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Re: First try with a Hand Mill and some Einkorn grain
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 11:21:20 AM »
Wow. You have started the wheels spinning...   ...again.  Nice work!