I have been reviewing products from Tropical Traditions for a few years now, and this Soft White Winter Wheat is one of my favorites! I recently got a grain mill from NutriMill as part of the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge, so the timing for receiving this wheat was perfect. I wasn’t sure I would like grinding my own flour, but now I am convinced it is the best way to go. The flour is so fresh it makes a huge difference in how the food tastes.
This soft winter wheat is best for baked goods like muffins and cookies. It is lower in protein and gluten than standard wheat, so it makes a very light flour. If you buy it already ground it is usually called “Pastry Flour”, because it is perfect for baked goods.
The wheat berries are a pale color, and grind into a fine white flour. My husband and children complain if I make things using all whole wheat flour, but I have found that they don’t even notice when I use this soft white winter wheat, because the taste and texture are very similar to white flour. Here are some recipes I posted on the Grain Mill Wagon Blog that use this flour.
I still use hard white and red wheat for things like yeast breads, but I love being able to use 100% whole grains without my family noticing and complaining!
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