The WonderMill is an electric Grain Mill that will allow you to grind your own flour from the comfort of your home.
The WonderMill Electric Grain Mill has the capacity to perform big jobs. You can grind over 100 pounds of flour in an hour.
The WonderMill Electric Grain Mill is extremely easy to use. Simply fill the hopper and out comes flour. There are no small parts or gaskets to misplace, and the self cleaning WonderMill is quick, easy, and virtually dust-free. There is no need for additional attachments to bag your flour simply put a plastic bag in the canister and grind – easy, clean and at no additional cost to you!
The WonderMill is also great for making gluten-free flours such as brown rice, white rice, sorghum, quinoa, soy, millet, amaranth, bean, corn, and more.
I was quite curious on how I could use an electric mill in my home and make my own flour. The setup of the machine was quite easy to do.
After trying to figure out what kind of recipe I could do for the first post of this machine, I decided to make cookies based on popcorn flour and oats. The first steps was definitively to make flour our of our popcorn kernels.
So I poured out a bag of popcorn kernels to make some popcorn flour.
Within minutes the WonderMill has gone through the kernels and given me some popcorn flour.
My son Alexandre has found a recipe for cookies based on popcorn flour. However, I didn’t have any milk in our fridge when we made them and instead I put water in the recipe. Also I didn’t know what rolled oats was so I decided to take the oats I had at home.
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup of shortening
2 tbsp milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups popcorn flour
2 cups rolled oats
Cream the shortening. Add sugars and blend. Mix in eggs, add vanilla, milk, baking powder, soda and salt. Blend well. Stir in corn flour and rolled oats. Bake on greased cooke sheets at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Here’s the cookies before being cooked.
Because of my modification in the ingredients, I think the result was not what it was supposed to be. Mind you, it was tasty and different of what we were used to. Turned out that the cookies cooked on the flat side of things… so instead of eating them as cookies, we included them in yogourt and ice cream. It was still good.
The WonderMill is a powerful tool to make your own flour based on various grains. Finding a place where you can buy the grain is a bit tricky in our area. Though I have found a place that is about 40 minutes from our home, I wish it could be available at Bulk Barn or other health stores. I didn’t have the time to travel to get spelt or other grains to test the machine and I turned to popcorn for now. The results were not what we expected because I didn’t have all the ingredients required to do the recipe. I will definitively redo this recipe and see if the cookies will be more chewy when I use milk.
I am definitively impressed with the performance of the machine and hope to be able to use it more in the future. As I said, finding corns are not an easy thing for a beginner but I have discovered one store near the downtown area where I could purchase the grains. I can even purchase the grains in the 10 lbs bags if needed be. My husband is also trying to figure out if it is financially worth it to make your own flour or not. One of the grains I would like to try out is the spelt for sure.
The WonderMill is available for purchase at the following vendors in Ontario - BERRY HILL LTD in St. Thomas, Canadian Family Resourses in Newton, Castor River Farm in Metcalfe, Cradlerock Homestead in Desboro, and Quality Marketing in Brantford. The price of the WonderMill is 299.99$ Canadian.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the product for review purposes from WonderMill. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.