GRIT Country Skills Series

To Bake the Best Bread GRIND YOUR OWN GRAIN

In a quest for healthier, tastier eating, many folks have returned to the art of baking bread. What they don’t realize is that they go to all that trouble to get good flavor with flour that may be a bit short on nutrients when compared with the wheat from which it’s been milled. That’s right—depending on the type, flour can lose up to 45 percent of its nutrients through oxidation within the first 24 hours of milling, and 90 percent within the first three days.

So what’s a home baker to do for best flavor and nutrition? Grind your own grain fresh, of course.

Using a hand-powered mill, you can grind the wheat, as well as

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