Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Tutorial-Or, Help! I got wheat for Christmas, but I don't have a Grinder!

Disclaimer: Not as fine as a Pioneer Woman tutorial and for you old hands at food storage out there, this post may be a real yawner. But for some of you newbies out there....Here's how you can get your family to start eating wheat, while you save up for your wheat grinder.

Basic ingredients-all from my food storage. oil, honey, powdered eggs, salt, wheat, powdered milk and baking powder.

Put 1 1/4 c. water and 1 c. of WHOLE WHEAT, and 1/4 c. powdered milk in the blender. If you are lactose intolerant, have a milk allergy, or don't have any powdered milk, leave it out.

Turn that sucker on and let 'er rip. The force of the blender will crush the wheat kernels. This will take 1-3 minutes depending upon the rpms of your blender (I have a Vitamix-so this takes barely a minute). Basically you can tell when it's ready because the sound of the blender changes, you can actually hear the wheat kernels turn liquid (cool-huh?)

Next add 1 egg (I'm starting to use powdered eggs for this-works great!) 2 T. of oil, 1 T honey, 1/4-1/2 t. salt. You can use sugar if you want, I have done it and it turns out fine but I have a cool trick with honey. Whenever using it for baking, always add your oil first, then use the same measuring utensil for the honey-and it slides out slick as a whistle! Now turn on your blender again for 30 seconds and mix.
Now add one generous tablespoon of baking powder-FRESH baking powder! (very important) and pulse it three times.

Watch those bubbles pop up! The batter starts literally rising up in the container-it's an exciting thing for those of us who don't get out much.

Now you need to cook immediately. Take advantage of those bubbles. Be sure to have your waffle iron hot and ready. Don't have a waffle iron-you mean you don't have nice kids who bought you one for Christmas? That's okay-just make pancakes. Make sure the pan is hot and ready.

Enjoy-Sorry no photo. But I promise that even teenage boys will eat these up. Especially with lots of syrup.
Note: If you have wheat allergies, intolerance or celiac can still do this. I have been using different grains 1/3 c. each with great results. I also have to add a little xanthan gum. If you are really interested, comment and I'll send you the recipe I use.

1 1/4 c. water
1 c. whole wheat kernels
1/4 c. powdered milk
1 egg
2 T oil
1 T. honey or sugar
1/4-1/2 t. salt
1 T fresh baking powder

You know the rest.

Edit**** Oops-I should have let you know how much this makes. I make two batches in my belgian waffle iron (8 sections all together) But belgian waffle irons are pretty deep so I think you could squeeze three batches in a regular waffle iron....


Patrice said...

How many waffles does it make? I need a good recipe.

Jessica said...

This is the BEST! I love these waffles. I make them for dinner when I don't have any other grand ideas. Chris loves them too...we had some maple syrup for a little while and he would drench them in the syrup and powdered sugar :)

McEwens said...

thanks! I have always wondered what to do with all the wheat I have stored!

Allyson said...

WOW!!! I didn't know a blender could grid wheat....I love it! My body no like wheat that much, but I think I might try this.
Send more like this, good to know for us newbies!!!

Debbie said...

Ooohhh you are so awesome! THANK YOU so much!

Granny J said...

Move over PW! Great pics and tips.

Lori said...

Good to know thanks! We missed you last night at Ladies Night Out!

Joy For Your Journey said...

I wish I lived closer, I would have dropped by for breakfast! Thanks for the recipe and the pictures. Looks like fun--and very yummy.

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

Pioneer Woman watch out!

Great recipe I am going to have to try it.

LHammer said...

This is a great recipe. We have used it every Saturday morning for years, thanks to you! We also have experimented with other grains like rice, oats, rye, spelt, etc. We usually have to triple the recipe!

Mrs. Brooke said...

Thank you for this! I have wheat, but no idea what to do with it! I'm definitely going to try this one out!