December 13, 2010

Using Wheat Flour

Back to wheat!  The most common way to use wheat is as flour.  If you are not accustomed to eating much wheat flour, you should begin by using it in small amounts in recipes you already like.  For example, if you have a pancake or cookie recipe you really like, and it calls for 2 cups of flour, substitute 1/4 cup of the flour with wheat flour.  As you become accustomed to wheat flour in your recipes, you can add a little more wheat flour.

It's easy and nutritious!

Coming Up:  Cooking wheat kernels into berries.  This is how you can use wheat if you don't have a grinder!


  1. I don't have a wheat grinder and have successfully used a blender and a coffee grinder. The flour won't be ultra fine though. However, it does the job!

  2. I've heard of people using a blender to grind wheat before. My fear is that it would shorten the life of the blender. Have you found this to be true? Do you have a heavy-duty blender? Or have you been able to grind wheat in the average $20 blender?

  3. Just the average $20 blender with the glass jar that they sell at Walmart. However, I do not grind wheat that often. I'm 7 months pregnant and standing up in the kitchen over a blender grinding wheat is not appealing. I don't know what the wear and tear would be on it though for every day use. It probably is better to have a wheat grinder! I just can't afford one at the moment.

  4. Thanks for the information. I appreciate it a lot. I know when I was 7 months pregnant I did very little (if any) wheat grinding and bread making. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!