|I just know I had a recipe in here somewhere!|
Now back to the flour mill mecca. This retired flour mill called the Mill City Museum was originally built as the A Mill, built in 1874 along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, MN. Using the power of the river to run the factory, it was the largest and most technologically advanced mill in the world. At the highest capacity it was told that the mill ground enough flour to make 12 million loaves of bread a day. That is a lot of sandwiches!
Today the old flour mill is a museum for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Gold Medal Flour and General Mills. We even got to bake in the Pillsbury Doughboy and Gold Medal Flour Baking Lab.
|Elevator ride with a movie and props just like at DisneyWorld, it lets you out at the top so you can see Sr. Anthony Falls that powered the mill along with many other flour mills right next door.|
They went over different types of wheat and what same wheats are used to make baked goods all over the world. By using the same ingredients cooked in a little different way you get a whole new recipe. Our recipe for the day was...
1. Beat butter in a medium bowl until creamy.
2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, beat until light and fluffy.
4. Roll in ¾ inch size balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet.