For those of you that are new to my blog or “the land of MyCo” lol where you never know what I’m going to create. Â Actually, I don’t usually know what I’m going to create, ideas just pop into my head on a continual basis. Â I probably have more notebooks than most as I keep on every where, one note workbooks (I use those a lot) and my latest paper saver a little app called simple mind. Â Any who, actually let me take a minute right here to introduce you to my brain! 🙂 What you just saw occur in the few sentences above is what I deal with and why I need the tools mentioned above.
Enough of me ranting and back to the reason you clicked on the link to begin with. Â I use quite a bit of flour, especially lately since I’m working on my baking skills and in an effort to save a little on the pockets while doing something I’ve always wanted to do but for some reason never have until TODAY! Â Let me back track just a second, about 1 week ago I was looking for some Einkorn flour (find out more about it hereÂ http://www.jovialfoods.com/about-us.html). Â Not ever having seen it in the store my first inclination was to look online and get an idea of the price and see if I could purchase it locally. Â I wasn’t able to find any sites that told me where to purchase it locally and so I was ready to purchase some from the link above OUCH! Â Instead of clicking the link I said to myself let me just take a trip down to the local natural food store and just see. Â Well to my surprise they did have Einkorn…but only the wheat berries. Â For those that don’t know, wheat berries are the wheat kernels that you don’t see until they are removed from their shell or the hull and they produce flour. I was so excited to see them and even more excited with the price I saw! Â They sell for $2.39 or so, per pound. That’s right, organic Einkorn wheat which is an ancient grain, full of vitamins and minerals.
WHEAT BERRIES (local) Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â WHEAT BERRIES ONLINE Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â FLOUR ONLINE
$2.39 per pound Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $3.99 per pound plus shipping Â Â $7.99 for 2 pound bag plus shipping
Organic white kernel wheat (soft) berries were $.99 per pound and organic red kernel (hard) wheat berries were $1.99 per pound, there is a difference between this wheat and the Einkorn hence the price difference. Â While both are healthy and great options, different projects call for different types of flour whether it be “pastry flour”, or “bread flour” to name a few or you may want a specific texture, or you might just like the different flavors each offers.
I also found out that wheat berries can be cooked and eaten just like rice, maybe not just like but similar as they say. Â I haven’t tried that yet.
*This flour does contain GLUTEN however upon researching you may find it does not cause GLUTEN type symptoms due to the original wheat structure.
So this was a no-brainer for me, I pull out my wheat berries and turn the power on the blender and go for it and I feel even more like, “Why did I wait so long to do this?”. Â Just see below, in just 30 seconds (using my Blendtec blender) 1 cup of wheat berries was turned into 1 1/2 cups of nutritional flour.