Not long ago on a lazy Saturday morning, I found myself walking the aisles of a local flea market. A methodical walking grid helped cover the hundreds of vendors and thousands of choices. After about 30 minutes I happened upon a commercial coffee grinder, which was the casualty of a supermarket makeover. The Grindmaster 500, built in 1984, was in working condition. $50.00 changed hands and I was the proud owner a piece of Americana. A few hours of disassembly, cleaning, and lubrication made my new grinder just perfect.
I opened two cans of wheat, one soft white and the other hard white. I ran a small amount through and through as a final cleaning, discarding this first batch. Then it was show time. I mixed the soft and hard wheat in equal parts. I ran the wheat through the grinder again and again, each time choosing a finer grind.
When I was finished I used the following recipe for pancakes or waffles:
Combine dry ingredients first
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil (we use coconut oil)
In the yard I set up our SunOven® to preheat. I placed a pre-greased shallow pan into the oven to get hot. I let my pancake batter set about 15 minutes to get soft and to absorb moisture. I then opened the hot oven (350 degrees F) and poured the batter into the shallow pan. A few minutes later after turning once, I had delicious, fresh and tasty SunOven® pancakes. I presented my pancakes with butter, blueberries from our yard, maple syrup, and a garnish of powdered sugar. And they were soo good!
Contributed by Robert Nicholson