A few mornings a week, all five of us need to be out the door by 7:15. It often ends up being a little chaotic. Two four year olds, one two year old, and two fairly responsible adults never seem to have it all together that early in the morning. Recently, as the kids were eating breakfast, I was measuring and pouring grain in the kitchen to grind it for our sourdough bread. I laughed when I realized how silly this scene would look to many people. Grinding grain for bread at 6:30 in the morning? Is it really worth it?
Yes, it totally is. I have been having so much fun grinding different grains and experimenting with bread recipes. It feels really good to put the extra effort into making good food. Plus, the freshly ground grain tastes sweet and, well, fresh. There's something really satisfying about being part of the process of making food.
These waffles highlight the freshly ground grain. You can definitely use regular whole wheat flour, it won’t taste quite as sweet. Also, give grinding grain a try! You might like it.
Fresh Whole Wheat Waffles
2 c milk
1/2 c butter, melted
1/2 t salt
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
2 c wheat berries, ground into flour (about 2 2/3 c flour)
- Combine wet ingredients in large bowl, stirring until everything is fully incorporated
- Add dry ingredients and stir gently with spatula until combined
- Scoop about 1/2 c batter for each waffle