The Mockmill Grain Mill is a quick and easy way to grind whole grains to make fresh flours and meals. It attaches right to your Kitchen Aid so you don’t need a whole new gadget taking up valuable kitchen space!
Disclosure: I recieved the Mockmill for free so that I could use it and let you know my thoughts. As always my thoughts are not for sale for any price.
Back in the days that I was primarily a homeschooling mom with a big family and a big house I ground grains for flour regularly because I baked six loaves of bread at a time. That usually lasted us a couple of days… if that. I loved the flavor of the freshly ground wheat, I loved that it was SO fresh, and the whole process made me feel connected to all of the bread bakers that went before me.
I even felt connected to Ma Ingalls as she ground tiny amounts of Alamanzo Wilder’s grain in her coffee grinder during the Long Winter.
Over the years things changed. I got a divorce, I developed a business, I put the kids in regular school… I still made bread but it was a treat — something that I did on the weekends to relax, or something I did for a blog post. I just didn’t have the time to grind wheat anymore and my big,bulky grinder got shifted the the dark recesses of the pantry.
My family is smaller, I have to work fewer hours, and my new (slightly used) husband loves bread so I make it more often again. I was just thinking of breaking down and hauling out the big grinder when I got the email from Mockmill asking me to check out their product.
Well ok! Perfect timing!
The Mockmill grain mill fits easily on your KitchenAid. Here’s a quick video that I did of how it works. While I was editing the video I realized that my voice is constantly strained since my thyroid surgery. Sorry for that… :/
So. Easy right?
Partial List of Grains Suitable for Grinding on Your Mockmill Grain Mill
You can grind any grain to a number of different textures from coarse (grits, cornmeal) to fine(rice flour, pastry flour). Some of the possibilities are:
- dried corn
- whole, non oily, spiced
You can’t grind peanuts or coffee beans, or anything with an oil content. It will gum up the works and that will be the end of all your fun.
It’s So Easy
I’ll admit I had a few problems at first. This is entirely because I do not read directions until after I’ve screwed up a couple of times. I did have the presence of mind to clean the kitchen and get my nails done before I shot the video — a first for me.
Anyway, the mill just slides on to your KitchenAid like any other accessory. You tighten it down, add the grain, and turn it on. In just a few minutes you’ll have fresh, nutritious, flavorful flour for much less than the packaged flour that you get in the store.
Cleaning Is a Snap
It’s easy to take the the mill apart for cleaning. You just take it apart, use a soft brush to brush away the flour, and put it back together. You don’t have to clean it unless you are not going to use it for a long time. In that case I’d clean it and put it back in the box for storage.
During this month (August 2016) you can buy a Mockmill grain mill, plus six pounds of grain, PLUS a book called Flour Power for just $179.00. Even the shipping is free! You’ll be saving $80 over the regular price but you have to use the coupon code restlesschipotle at checkout.
That’s a regular $260 package for just $179! This special Mockmill promotional package and price is only good through 8/31/2016 so hurry!
There are several whole grain bread recipes here on Restless Chipotle. Give them a try with freshly ground flour and see what you think.
Whole Wheat Beer Bread (No Kneading)
So what do you think? I’d say give it a try! Making bread is an awesome way to relax and grinding your own flour? Well it’s super satisfying.