The windmill is kinda quirky, isn’t it? Ever wondered what’s up with the windmill?
It’s Unique to SC Real Foods
We use that because it’s special to our foundation. You can read about that here.
Windmills aren’t used anymore but they were used to grind grain into flour. The wind turned the enormous paddles. The generated energy turned millstones which ground grain into flour. We don’t have a windmill hidden anywhere, but we do grind grain into flour every day!
You Can Buy Whole-Grain Baked Goods and Fresh Flour
Occasionally, we bake with organic white flour, but most of our baked goods are made with fresh-ground whole flour. Did you know that we have a large stone burr mill right in our SC Real Foods’ kitchen? We use it to grind wheat, spelt and cornmeal that we use in our baked goods.
We also have a small mill on our counter at the point of sale. You can buy bags of whole grain and we’ll mill it into fresh flour for you while you wait. It takes a minute or two and it’s no extra charge.
Don’t Like Whole Grain?
If you’re like most people, you think that whole grain baked goods are dry, tasteless and bitter. And that’s true of commercially produced products. But this is not so when baking with fresh flour.
Fresh flour adds a delicious depth of flavor, nuttiness and sweetness. These qualities cannot be matched even by using whole grain flour from a grocery store.
You see, as soon as flour is milled, the nutrients in it begin to oxidize and turn rancid. This greatly diminishes the nutrition of the flour and it turns the flavor to bitter.
Most baked goods that you’re familiar with, in fact use flour that’s had the rancid (and the most nutritional!) parts sifted out. Some of those parts remain which unfortunately give whole grain flour a bad rap.
Great Benefits in Fresh-Ground Baked Goods
So, when you see “Whole Grain” on our baked goods, don’t pass by!
We know you’ll love the:
- Nutritional benefits – How cool is it to actually get nutrition in your desserts?
- “Keeps you full” factor
- Amazing depth of flavor
There’s not another bakery in the Pee Dee that offers the quality of baked goods that SC Real Foods does. And it’s all because of our big windmill!
More Resources for Learning More
In Defense of Home-Milled Flour – Food & Wine Magazine
Grind Your Own Whole Wheat Flour – How Sweet is That? – King Arthur Flour
Why I Mill My Grains at Home. The Benefits of Freshly Milled Flour. – Sustainable Homesteading