Friday, May 15, 2015

WHEAT BERRIES TO FLOUR TO PRETZELS, OH MY!

It is not very often in our modern lives that get to see and be part of a process from seed all the way to the finished product, but this week we got to see what it takes to make whole wheat pretzels from scratch... really scratch...

We grew the wheat over the winter on the farm. We harvested the wheat heads, dried them, and today we turned those wheat heads into delicious food: 

STEP 1: THRESHING

We pounded the wheat heads in order to release wheat berries  

STEP 2: WINNOWING

We used a fan to blow
the chaff away from
the wheat berries and clean
the seed


STEP 3: GRIND INTO FLOUR


Natalia used a stone grinder
to grind to clean wheat
into whole wheat flour

STEP 4: MAKE PRETZEL DOUGH








STEP 5: SHAPE, BOIL, BAKE, EAT

Grace was super creative and made a
braided pretzel!






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