Freshly Milled: Seven Stars Bakery Mills Flour In House
Just when you thought the bread from Seven Stars Bakery couldn’t get any better they decide to go out and buy themselves a flour mill! Hailing from Austria, the little blonde wood mill is up and running, milling grains sourced from Maine and Upstate New York. The goal is to mill flour for the bakery with enough to sell to customers in store.
We chatted with Jim who is the mastermind behind the initiative…
“Why are we doing this? To further our craft mostly. It definitely adds another dimension to our breads, and another level of skill and awareness for our bakers. There is such a cool new buzz going around the bakery now!
Pretty exciting stuff for us. Milling flour is a step that some very small bakeries are doing, but none of our size that I’m aware of. We’ve added a whole new level of complexity, skill, awareness, consistency and dust to our bakery. It’s quite an undertaking, but at this point, I could never imagine going back. This is our future. We’re already thinking about a larger mill.”
We’re in love with the new addition to the Seven Stars family and having tasted the product in our own sourdough loaf all that’s left to hope for is a farmer here in little Rhody ready to take the bet on growing some beautiful grains for one of our favorite bakeries.