Sunrise Flour Mill Blog

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

Heritage Pizza Crust

  Heritage Pizza Crust 450 g (approx. 1 lb.) Heritage White Flour or Heritage Pizza Flour1-2 tsp Sea Salt300 g (10-12 oz.) warm water - temperature 75-80 degrees F (chlorine free)1/2-1 tsp dry active yeast In a large bowl, measure the flour. Add the salt and mix...

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Sourdough Bread with Plum Starter

There is a lot of information available about starting and maintaining sourdough starter. Over the years we have encountered lots of theories. Many say that you need to add sugar, whole wheat, the white dust you see on ripe fruit, etc.  We have made sourdough starter...

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The Six Most Common Pizza-Making Mistakes

Let's be honest, takeout pizza can't beat homemade pizza. Over the years, we have taught many pizza making classes to bakers of all skill levels. Here are the top 6 pizza making mistakes we see all the time.   Too Much Cheese You might think that there is no such...

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Explaining Sunrise Flour Mill Wheat Flours

Sunrise Flour Mill specializes in heritage wheat varieties. Heritage wheat is not gluten free but it is pre-1950’s, pre-hybridized wheats. Many people find them more digestible than modern hybrid wheats. You can read many comments under each of our products to see why...

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

  Traditional Irish Soda Bread 450 g Heritage White Flour or Heritage Bread Blend1 tsp Salt1 tsp Baking soda1 1/2 C Buttermilk Heat oven to 450 degrees.In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. Slowly stir in the buttermilk until the dough...

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Heritage Lemon Buttermilk Drop Cookies

  Heritage Lemon Buttermilk Drop Cookies 1/2 C butter, softened1 C sugar1 egg3/4 C buttermilk2 tbsp grated lemon peel4 tbsp fresh lemon juice1 tsp vanilla2 C Heritage White Flour or Heritage Bread Blend sifted1/2 tsp Baking Soda1/2 tsp SaltOptional1 C powdered...

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Stress relief and Baking

It’s no secret that the times we are in impose a certain level of added stress. Stress is at an all time high and finding an outlet is critical for our mental and physical health. There is a reason people bake when they are stressed. It can really help. It has helped...

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Heritage Focaccia

  Heritage Focaccia 1 tsp Dry Active Yeast2 C Sunrise Flour Mill Heritage Bread Blend or Heritage White Flour1/2 tsp Sea Salt2 tbsp Olive Oil220 g Warm Water (1 Cup) In a large bowl, combine yeast, flour, and salt. Stir well to combine. In a separate bowl,...

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Sourdough Graham Crackers

Sourdough Graham Crackers 1/2 C Butter (or ¼ butter and ¼ coconut oil)2 C Ultra Fine Heritage Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or Ultra Fine Heritage Whole Wheat flour1 tsp Baking Powder1/2 tsp Baking Soda1/4 tsp Salt1/2 tsp Cinnamon (1 tsp if a stronger cinnamon flavor is...

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What To Do With Extra Sourdough Starter

Sourdough bread hooked us about 10 years ago. When Darrold gets new flour, he wants to bake a loaf of bread immediately so  he will shortcut with yeast.  He doesn't have to tell me; one bite does.  “That's not sourdough!”, I say more than a little emphatically.  We...

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Heritage Gnocchi

  Heritage Gnocchi 1-2 Small Russet Potatoes, baked and peeled (about 180 grams total)140 g Heritage White Flour or Heritage Bread Blend1-2 tsp Himalayan or Sea Salt3 Scrapes Whole nutmeg, or ¼ teaspoon of powdered nutmeg1-2 tbsp Shredded Parmigiano Reggiano...

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Easy Oat Cereal, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Easy Oat Cereal, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies 1/2 C Sugar1 C Brown Sugar3/4 t Salt2 Eggs1 t Vanilla1 t Baking Soda1 C Sunrise Flour Mill Oat Cereal1 C Peanut Butter1-2 C Chocolate Chips to preference Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with...

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Easy Heritage Yeast Bread

Easy Heritage Yeast Bread 1 lb (450 g) Heritage White or Bread Blend Flour (Weighing ingredients is the most accurate way to bake.)1-2 tsp Sea Salt10- 12 oz (300 G) Chlorine-Free Water (75-80 degrees F )1/2 - 1 tsp Active Dry Yeast Mixing and Kneading In a large bowl,...

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Heritage Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

  Heritage Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread Note: If you're new to whole wheat baking, you might want to start by using Heritage White Flour and substituting between 20%-40% Heritage Whole Wheat Flour. As you have success with those percentages, you can start...

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Heritage Sourdough Bread

  Heritage Sourdough Bread 1000 g Heritage White Flour or Heritage Bread Blend ((*These two flours are easy to work with and will make great bread to get you started.  After you get familiar with this process you can use this same recipe to replace some of the...

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Maintaining Heritage Sourdough Starter

Maintaining a Sourdough Starter If you have obtained a small amount of starter from a friend or from Sunrise Flour Mill, use these guidelines for building it up and maintaining it. First, the quantity of starter needs to be built up by feeding it and doubling it in...

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Creating & Maintaining Heritage Sourdough Starter

Starting & Maintaining a Sourdough Starter This recipe works best with Heritage flours. It may not work the same with conventional wheat.  1/2 Cup Sunrise Flour Mill Heritage Flour1/2 Cup Tepid Water (Water should be no hotter than 100F. Use well water or bottled...

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Creamy Organic Polenta

  Creamy Polenta Our cornmeal is milled from high-quality organic corn and full of texture and flavor. We have two versions to choose from; coarse or fine. A bowl of polenta makes a hearty side to any meal. Or you can add shaved cheese, sliced scallions, a...

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Organic Cornbread

Cornbread There’s nothing more satisfying than a cup of warm chili with a slice of rich cornbread on the side. Our coarse ground cornmeal makes a dense loaf that doesn’t crumble, and our recipe has never failed us. It’s so easy, you don’t need any special tools or...

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Heritage Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat Berry Salad Our wheat berries are single-sourced directly from our community of farmers. And they care about responsible sourcing just as much as we do. Because they are organic, heritage grain, and tested for our quality standards; our wheat berries are often...

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Organic 7-Grain Cereal

7-Grain Cereal We think a piping hot bowl of our 7-Grain Cereal is a wholesome, satisfying way to start your morning. Our version is made using organic whole-grain wheat; millet; rye; corn; barely; flax; and oats. A serving of this cereal is packed full of everything...

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7-Grain Heritage Waffles

7-Grain Heritage Waffles We blended some of our favorite organic whole grains for a waffle mix that is full of nutrients yet light and fluffy. We use a fine mill of Turkey Red wheat; Red Fife wheat; Oat; Rye; Buckwheat; and Wild Rice Flours; as well as flaxseed meal....

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Organic Oat Cereal

Organic Oat Cereal We milled our first bags of oat cereal by hand. When we sampled the cereal with our customers, they immediately noticed a difference between our fresh-milled batches and the oats they’ve become accustomed to before. These oat flakes are creamy, full...

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7-Grain Heritage Pancakes

7-Grain Heritage Pancakes We blended some of our favorite organic whole grains for a pancake mix that is full of nutrients yet light and fluffy, just like a pancake should be. We use a fine mill of Turkey Red wheat; Red Fife wheat; Oat; Rye; Buckwheat; and Wild Rice...

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Pie Crusts

Pie Crust This recipe was contributed by Sue Nielsen, Pastry Chef at Farm Table Restaurant in Amery Wisconsin. It is delcious using Sunrise Flour Mill Heritage Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. Milled fresh in house from White Sonora, a soft white winter wheat. 2 1/4 cup...

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