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As many of you know, I am devoted to Traditional Foods Cooking. And Wheat Berries play a pivotal role in that type of cooking because the focus is on using whole grains for baking and cooking instead of relying on white flour, such as all-purpose flour or what some of you may know as plain flour.
But when it comes to cooking with whole grains, understanding all the different varieties can be overwhelming. In the Wheat Berries FAQ video, I focus specifically on wheat berries since there are several varieties in this category of whole grains.
A Review of the Ancient Grains
I start my tutorial video by reviewing Ancient Grains, such as Einkorn, and then I move right up the Wheat Berry timeline. I discuss the difference between Red Whole Wheat and a more modern hybrid called White Whole Wheat. We think of Red Whole Wheat as simply “whole wheat.” And even though its flour has a white color, White Whole Wheat is 100% whole wheat.
I review five types of wheat berries in the video, and then I throw in a little surprise at the end. It’s not a wheat berry, but I love baking with it!
To learn more, be sure to watch my Wheat Berries FAQ video.
How can you make All Purpose Einkorn Flour?
Now that you’ve learned about Einkorn, check out my How to Make All Purpose Einkorn Flour at Home blog post and video. I’ll show you how to sift fresh home-ground flour and turn it into your own homemade All Purpose Einkorn Flour. You can also use Einkorn Flour to make a delicious and nutritious Einkorn apple butter cake.
What is Kamut?
Kamut or Khorasan Wheat is an ancient grain that is a nutritious source of fiber, iron, and protein. (Did you know that Kamut is also nicknamed The Pharaoh’s Grain?) Although it is a relative to modern-day wheat, it is lower in gluten and can be easier to digest for some people than the wheat commonly consumed today.
Get to know all about Kamut, another ancient grain, in my What is Kamut blog post and video.
Grind Your Own Grain
When it comes to electric grain mills, after I did A LOT of research, I decided to buy a Mockmill. And am I so happy I did! The Mockmill is a very affordable but beautifully crafted German-made mill that stone grinds grain with settings ranging from 1 to 10—fine to coarse ground grain.
And I have great news! The folks at Mockmill are very kind to offer my viewers and readers a special one-time discount on any of the grain mills that they sell.
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Note: You can also get the new Flake Lover’s Flaker from Mockmill. Using this device, you can flake whole grain in minutes.
You can see me unbox and try out the Mockmill 100 Grain mill in the following video. (This is not a sponsored post, I bought the Mockmill products that I show you, and I’m a happy user of their devices in my kitchen.)
More Baking Videos
Learn more about baking with whole grains and get recipes to get started with sourdough.
Download Your Free 36-Page Pantry List
For an extensive list of the traditional foods you can make and purchase to stock your pantry, be sure to download my free 36-page Traditional Foods Pantry List. This comprehensive eBook is full of links to recipe videos, helpful articles, and more!
Kitchen Academy Videos
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In the following members-only video, I talk about Whole Grain Baking for the Traditional Foods Kitchen.
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Favorite Grain and Flour Supplies
- Einkorn Grain
- Sprouted Einkorn Grain
- Whole Grain Einkorn Flour
- All Purpose Einkorn Flour
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Favorite Yeasts for Bread Making
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- 10-Piece Glass Bowl Set
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Favorite Grain Mill Supplies
- Mockmill 100 Stone Grain Mill (See promocode below)
- Mockmill 200 Stone Grain Mill (See promocode below)
- Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3-Piece)
- KitchenAid Mockmill Attachment
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