Like whole grains? If so, you are going to love this post!! After all, what could be better than a new toy? Ummm… maybe these Whole Wheat Chocolate Glazed Donuts?
So, what is this new toy? A Mockmill. A what? The Mockmill is a grain mill that attaches to a stand mixer- and pretty much one of the best attachments for my kitchenaid I’ve ever tried. Hands down, the Mockmill is the best grain mill I’ve ever tried – in fact, I’m becoming a little obsessed with this gadget!
Why I love the MockMill:
- Made with ceramic bonded corundum stone – this mill can produce a wide range of textures – from a relatively course grind to a very fine flour.
- Incredibly easy to clean – there are only 4 parts, including the screwclamp for attaching to the kitchenaid. That’s it.
- Incredibly easy to put together – I figured out how to put it together and attach it to my kitchenaid all by my little ole self – without having to consult the manual. Which, if you’ve ever watched me try and assemble mechanical things, you know how big a deal this is!
- No need for another countertop appliance – since the Mockmill is an attachment, you get even more use out of your mixer and don’t have to store another, counter hogging appliance.
- Freshly milled flour is a gamechanger – this one came as a bit of a surprise. Nowadays, you can find just about any type of flour either online or in your local natural foods store. But I was absolutely astounded at how much better the freshly ground flour tasted.
So what exactly can you grind with the Mockmill? Pretty much any grain you’d like. Rice, wheat, rye, oats, buckwheat, corn, amaranth or even teff. The possibilities could keep you occupied for days. As I mentioned, I was truly astounded at how much better the freshly milled flour tasted – which makes sense. Whole grains, once they are ground, begin to oxidize and loose flavor – the advantage of milling your own flour is that you can store the grains for quite a long time without any loss of flavor. Given how quick and easy it is to mill these grains, you can easily mill just what you need- which is terrific for grains that you might only use small amounts of (rye for example).
How it works
It’s a bit like magic! Simply attach the Mockmill to your stand mixer, attach the grain guide and the hopper – and that’s it!
So, are you itching to get your hands on one?? If so, I’ve got a great promotion for you!!
During the month of August (2016), you can purchase a Mockmill normally priced at $229, along with a six pounds of grain (a variety for grinding), and the book Flour Power for only $179 (free shipping)!
Until 8/31/2016, visit the Mockmill-Summer Promotion enter the discount code: acommunaltable to save $80 on this package valued at $260.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Glazed Donuts
And now… time for donuts! These whole wheat donuts
are were, I have to say, a bit addictive. Using freshly ground whole wheat (from wheat berries I bought at my local natural foods store) made all the difference. The nutty flavor of the flour really came through and, since I’d milled the flour to a somewhat fine consistency, the donuts weren’t heavy. Dipped in a luscious chocolate glaze, these Whole Wheat Chocolate Glazed Donuts were a delicious treat – and a great way to experiment with the Mockmill!
Mockmill graciously provided the Mockmill for my review. As always, all opinions are mine and mine alone.