.Well, I did it! Saturday, I used my Blendtec to mill fresh, organic, whole wheat flour, right here in my own kitchen! Am I just a LITTLE bit excited? Yes…and then some! :) It was so easy and in less than 5 minutes I had all the flour I needed for the delicious recipe I’m about to share with you. All I had to do was add two cups of organic hard white wheat berries to the WildSide jar (If you have a four side, that works, too.) of my Blendtec blender.
Use the POWER up (the up arrow) button to Speed 9 and let it run it’s full cycle (50 seconds). That’s all there is to it! Two cups of wheat berries will net you around 2 2/3 cups of flour.
I have one more trick, up my sleeve, though. I have a husband who thinks he doesn’t care for “healthy bread”. It’s a texture thing. He doesn’t want any. lol We are on opposite spectrums of that issue, for sure. But, to make sure he does eat healthy bread, but still enjoys the texture he prefers, I ran my flour through the cycle a second time. It milled up so fine that I think I could use it in cakes and cookies, without throwing the earth out of orbit. That’s what I’ll try next, but in the meantime, I want to share some yummy whole wheat dinner rolls with you.
I found this dinner roll recipe on Pinterest, posted from An Oregon Cottage. I didn’t change a single thing about Jamie’s recipe, except I needed a little more flour. That probably had more to do with the humidity, than anything else. The other thing I want to note is that this dough does not shape up the way we all would normally be used to. There’s much less gluten development. It’s pretty wet and definitely doesn’t start out as a smooth ball. So, don’t freak out and think you’ve done something wrong. It’s all good. This will truly become your go-to dinner roll recipe. It’s so simple and takes very few ingredients.
If you haven’t entered my Blendtec giveaway, there’s still time. It ends at midnight on Sunday, November 4th, 2012. You’ll be able to read about everything that this amazing kitchen appliance can accomplish, when you check out that post! Keep your eyes peeled for another recipe you won’t want to miss. I also made ground chicken with the Blendtec, yesterday, and the Chicken Veggie Meatballs I made are stupendous!!! They’ll be in an upcoming post, very soon.