Sunrise Flour Mill Blog

We are Darrold and Marty Glanville, owners of Sunrise Flour Mill in North Branch, MN.

How To Score Dough

  Scoring your bread Many bread bakers, especially those who are new to bread baking, ask us about scoring and why it’s important.     What makes dough rise is the build-up of CO2 as it develops during proofing. Once the dough goes in the oven, this process...

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Heritage Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

  Heritage Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls 1 C Lukewarm Milk1 Package Yeast (2 1/2 tsp)2 Tbsp Softened Butter1 Tbsp Honey1/2 tsp Salt1 1/4 C Heritage White Flour, sifted1 1/4 C Heritage Whole Wheat Flour, sifted In a medium sized...

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Pincer Method

  The Pincer method of kneading dough We learned this method from one of our favorite bread books, “Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast”. Using your thumb and your forefinger, wrap your hand around the dough and pinch the dough to cut it. Move down the dough a couple...

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Garden Focaccia

  How to bake focaccia with your extra garden produce recommended flours: White Flour Bread Blend Pizza Flour these flours can be found below!

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Add Anything Cookies

  Add Anything Cookies 1/2 C Unsalted butter, softened1 C Brown sugar, packed2 Eggs2 tsp Vanilla2 1/2 C SFM Heritage Pancake and Waffle MixAdditional Options1 C Chocolate chips, raisins or other dried fruit1/2 C Nuts1/2-1 C Peanut Butter1 Banana Heat oven to...

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Heritage Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns

  Heritage Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns 520 g Sunrise Flour Mill Heritage White Flour2 ¼ tsp Yeast1 tsp Salt1 Tbsp Sugar120 g Warm milk1 Egg140 g Warm water2 Tbsp Butter or oil In a medium bowl, combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar.In a small bowl, whisk together...

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Cold Wheat Berry Salad

  Cold Wheat Berry Salad 2 C Cooked Sunrise Flour Mill Wheat Berries (hard red or soft white)1 C Red grapes quartered1 Green onion1 Celery stalk1/4 C Mayo (or to taste)1 Tbsp Dijon mustard1/3 C Walnuts1 tsp Tarragon Combine wheat berries, grapes, onion, celery,...

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Heritage Banana Cake

  Heritage Banana Cake Cake2/3 C Butter1 1/2 C Sugar (1 1/4 C works too)2 Eggs1/2 C Buttermilk2 tsp Vanilla1 tsp Baking Soda1 tsp Baking Powder2 C Sifted Flour (any SFM flour will work.  We've used Unifine Heritage Pastry Flour and Heritage White Flour with...

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Heritage Lemon Oat Bars

Heritage Lemon Oat Bars 1 1/3 C Sunrise Flour Mill Flour (any kind)2/3 C Cane sugar3/4 C Butter1 C Sunrise Flour Mill Oat Cereal1/2 C Chopped nuts1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese softened1 Egg3 Tbsp Lemon juice1 Tbsp Grated lemon peel Heat oven to 350 F and grease a...

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Grandma Bonnie’s Rhubarb Crunch

  Grandma Bonnie’s Rhubarb Crunch 3/4 C Brown sugar3/4 C Sunrise Flour Mill Oat Cereal1 C Any Sunrise Flour Mill flour, sifted1/2 C Melted butter1 tsp Cinnamon4 C Rhubarb2/3 C Sugar2 Tbsp cornstarch1 C Water1 tsp Vanilla Heat oven to 350F.Combine brown sugar,...

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Sourdough Discard Scallion Pancake

Sourdough Discard Scallion Pancake Chop a handful of fresh green onions, peppers, or shallots.Take out about 1/2 cup of starter. Thin it if necessary so that it becomes thick as pancake batter.Heat an iron skillet or griddle, adding a small amount of oil after the...

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Pumpkin Dog Treats

Pumpkin Dog Treats 1 Can Pumpkin Puree3/4 C Peanut Butter5 Large Eggs5-6 C Whole Wheat Flour Preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a baking mat).Beat pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs until well combined. Gradually add 5 cups...

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Ultimate Fish Batter

  Ultimate Fish Batter Recipe Beer of choiceUltra-fine Whole Wheat Pastry FlourSeasonings of your choiceOil for deep frying/frying Pour some beer in a bowl. Start with half a bottle or can.Mix in the flour to the thickness of your choice. Thicker batter = thicker...

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7-Grain Heritage Pancake Mix Muffins

  7-Grain Heritage Pancake Mix Muffins 2 C SFM 7 Grain Heritage Pancake Mix, sifted. This step is very important or the muffins will be dry.1 C whole milk1/3 C sugar2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled1 egg, beaten1 tsp vanillaOptional Additions:3/4-1 C any...

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Heritage Sea Salt Maple Cookies

  Heritage Sea Salt Maple Cookies 1/2 C butter, softened3/4 C real brown sugar1/4 C white sugar1 egg1/3 C real maple syrup1 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract2 C flour, sifted - any SFM flour will work1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1/2 C nuts, optionalGlaze:1 C powdered...

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The Story Behind This Sourdough Starter

In his book, "Bread Alone", Daniel Leader’s definition is "sourdough, or levain as the French call it, is an intensely alive mass of fermenting yeast, flour, and water that leavens and flavors a larger amount of dough”.    This sourdough culture is a freeze dried...

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Whole Wheat Cornbread

  Whole Wheat Cornbread 3/4 C Cornmeal (fine or coarse)3/4 C Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (or any of the Sunrise flours), sifted1 Tbsp Baking Powder1/2 tsp Salt1/4 C Sugar3/4 C Milk1 Egg, beaten2 Tbsp Butter, meltedOptional Ingredients3/4 C Apples, dicedChilies, to...

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Pesto Pizza

  Pesto Pizza Note: This recipe is for making a 12” Pizza. See "Heritage Pizza Crust" recipe for making your pizza crust. 4 oz (94 g) Basil Pesto1-2 tbsp WaterWalnuts crushed into small pieces (to taste)Parmigiano Reggiano or Mozzarella (to taste) To...

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Heritage Hot Cross Buns

  Heritage Hot Cross Buns Buns:1/2 - 1 Cup dried fruit of choice (raisins, currents, or craisins are common)1 Cup Boiling water1 Cup warm milk2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast1 pinch white sugar1/4 Cup white sugar1/4 Cup light brown sugar5 tbsp butter, softened2 tsp...

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Sourdough Discard Parmesan Cheese Crackers

  Sourdough Discard Parmesan Cheese Crackers 1 C Heritage Sunrise Flour Mill Flour (any kind)1 C sourdough discard1/3 C parmesan cheese2 tbsp thyme1/4 C olive oil1 tsp sea salt Combine flour, starter, cheese, thyme, and oil. Mix until dough is formed.Divide the...

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