This Family Grain Mill Flaker Head fits directly onto the Bosch Universal Plus mixer, sold separately, as well as the Bosch Universal Classic mixer. It flakes soft grains and is popular for fresh homemade oatmeal, making a hearty flake from oat groats (oats with the hulls removed) that's thicker, chewier and fresher than store-bought flaked oats.
Besides oats, a variety of other grains can be flaked, including wheat, rye, barley and millet, with a little preparation. These grains are normally dry and hard. To soften them, hold them under running water briefly in a strainer. Then spread the grains on a cloth or towel to let them dry over night or for at least 3-4 hours. This time will vary depending on the grain used, but a little experimentation will help optimize the process. With the right amount of added moisture, the softened grain will flatten nicely into flakes, similar to commercially available rolled oats. At the same time this contact with water starts an enzymatic process which makes it easier for your metabolism to assimilate the minerals in the grain.
Disassembly is quick and easy, and it's crucial to dissasemble and clean the rollers after flaking moistened product, otherwise rust can develop.
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Family Grain Mill
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