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Grind 2 Different Grains into Flour - food.straw.flours PEP BB

BB Food Prep and Preservation - straw badge
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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Food Prep and Preservation

For this badge bit, you will grind 2 different kinds of flour!


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Minimum requirements for this BB:
- grind two different grains into flour
- minimum 2 cups of flour per type of grain

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following as pictures or video (<2 mins):
   - grains before grinding
   - grinding the grains
   - finished flours (meeting the above stated requirements)
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For this BB I ground two different grains into flour.

Grain #1 - wheat berries

Wheat berries ready to be milled into flour.

Grinding the wheat.

Whole wheat flour, 2+ cups


Grain #2 - brown rice

Brown rice ready to be ground into flour.

Grinding the rice.

Brown rice flour, 2+ cups.

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I certify this BB complete!

 
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I ground black corn for pancakes and wheat for squash bread.
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Black corn before grinding.
Black corn before grinding.
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Grinding 2 cups of black corn.
Grinding 2 cups of black corn.
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Ground black corn.
Ground black corn.
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Wheat before grinding.
Wheat before grinding.
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Grinding 2 cups of wheat.
Grinding 2 cups of wheat.
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Ground wheat flour.
Ground wheat flour.
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One more shot of the ground wheat flour.
One more shot of the ground wheat flour.
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I ground wheat and nixtamalised corn into flours. I nixtamalised the corn and ran it through a meat grinder prior to dehydrating it, which is why it looks weird in this picture (process here)
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Grinding wheat, sifting out excess bran, obtain wholemeal flour
Grinding wheat, sifting out excess bran, obtain wholemeal flour
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Grinding nixtamalised corn from dried chunks into masa harina
Grinding nixtamalised corn from dried chunks into masa harina
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2 cups or oat flour. 2 cups of rice flour.

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I ground sorghum and einkorn grains into flour with my Vitamix. The sorghum is just over 2 cups. Einkorn is about 5 cups.
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Sorghum grains
Sorghum grains
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Grinding sorghum
Grinding sorghum
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Sorghum flour
Sorghum flour
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Einkorn berries
Einkorn berries
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Grinding Einkorn
Grinding Einkorn
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Einkorn flour
Einkorn flour
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Minimum requirements for this BB:
- grind two different grains into flour
- minimum 2 cups of flour per type of grain

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following as pictures or video (<2 mins):
  - grains before grinding
  - grinding the grains
  - finished flours (meeting the above stated requirements)



I was very fortunate to win a KoMo Classic Grain mill and today I tried it out. It is fast and noisy, but I have no complaints. The flour smells amazing, it makes me think regular flour is dead in comparison. I milled enough flour for two loaves of bread. I also milled 2 cups of brown rice as I like to use it as a final dusting on my bread. Here are the pictures. The jar is a 1 pint bell jar.

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Grain #1 Hard White Wheat Berries- We grind on the finest setting, sift out the bran, then grind about half of it again and add back in. The rest of the bran we save for muffins and oatmeal.
Grain #2 Oats- First time trying oats and our mill did not like them at all so I went just a bit more than the 2 cups needed.
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Hard White Wheat Berries in bag
Hard White Wheat Berries in bag
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Wheat grinding and sifting out bran. We grind about half of the bran and add it back into the flour.
Wheat grinding and sifting out bran. We grind about half of the bran and add it back into the flour.
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Wheat flour
Wheat flour
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Oats
Oats
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Grinding the oats
Grinding the oats
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Oat flour
Oat flour
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Note: I certify this BB complete!

 
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1/2 way through grinding 2 grains
"Grain" 1 mix of 9 grains cut like steal cut oats. Made multi whole grain tortillas.
Grain 2 sprouted sorghum. To sprout dehydrate and grind 2 cups is going to be a while.
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2 1/4c steal cut
2 1/4c steal cut
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Grinding
Grinding
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Mixing tortillas dough
Mixing tortillas dough
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Sorghum
Sorghum
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Soaking
Soaking
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Note: Please review the BB requirements.  Finished flours by 2 photographs meeting the stated requirements must be shown before BB is submitted.

 
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Ground some spelt and some red fife wheat for some tortillas https://nourishingsimplicity.org/whole-wheat-flour-tortillas-soaked/


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not ice cream in those buckets!
not ice cream in those buckets!
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Wheat left, spelt right
Wheat left, spelt right
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240g of spelt before grinding
240g of spelt before grinding
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2 cups of ground spelt
2 cups of ground spelt
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red fife before grinding
red fife before grinding
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2 cups of red fife wheat, along with the 2 cups of spelt in the bowl
2 cups of red fife wheat, along with the 2 cups of spelt in the bowl
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Paul Fookes approved this submission.
Note: I certify this BB complete. Well done Jordan

 
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Please note that ALL food prep BBs strictly prohibit plastic, teflon or aluminum touching the food during the cooking or storage process.  

This includes food that came in plastic containers from the store, ziplock bags, plastic cooking utensils like spoons, spatulas, teflon pans, etc.

The end goal is to move toward cooking from own-grown ingredients and similar sources and using PEP principles (for example sustainable and non-toxic materials) as much as possible.

Some BB submissions are being grandfathered in, but we are moving toward more strict enforcement of this policy.
 
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