Martha Artyomenko
3 lbs. brown sugar
2-1/2 qt. sour milk
3/4 lb. melted margarine or oil
8 lbs. whole wheat flour
1-1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. maple flavoring
2 Tbsp. baking soda
2 Tbsp. vanilla
Dissolve baking soda in milk before adding to dry ingredients. Add butter and
flavorings. This will be a thick batter. If too thick or too thin add less flour or more
milk. Spread in greased cookie trays and bake at 325 degrees until knife comes out clean.
Break into chunks and you can either rub on a screen to get small chunks or process
for a few seconds in a food processor. You do not want them very small as it will be like
eating bread crumbs! Spread on cookie trays again and toast in slow oven until
browned lightly and very dry.

Yes, that reads right….8 lbs of flour. This can be quite a messy ordeal, if you check out my picture below. My grain mill had not been cleaned for awhile and the pressure blew flour all over, all over me too….but you did not get a picture of that!


Whew, that is better…..mostly cleaned up and ready to bake it.

It is a lot of flour and the batter will be very thick, it is hard to stir, but that is the way it should be.
In a greased pan, ready for the oven…..this gives you an idea of how thick it looks.

Dinner ready to eat…..

Chili in the crock pot

We ate the cake like that too, you can put maple frosting on it and eat it, but I am planning on grinding it up and drying it for a bunch of cereal! I was so enjoying how raw milk sours, instead of rots. It was like beautiful cultured buttermilk. I love this stuff!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Susanna

    Martha, I’ll wait until you tell me how it tastes when it’s finished! If it’s yummy, this will be an excellent way to use the milk we’re being given! :)

  2. Lilyofthevalley

    My mom use to make grapenuts when I was little. I should try it sometime and see if my family likes it. :)

    Your supper looked delicious!! Can you post recipes fro your conrbread and chili??

  3. hsmominmo

    love, love, love grapenuts!
    my Amish friend (and supplier of our raw milk) gave me this recipe – I think I baked mine too long though, cause it was really hard. I tried grinding it in my saladmaster, but maybe I’ll try it with a screen next time.
    I like adding it to cereal, or sprinkling on top of oatmeal or yogurt.
    thanks for sharing! I’m going to give it another try.

  4. Dana Adams

    I am not brave enough to tackle that grapenuts recipe! Instead I give ground wheat to my mennonite friend up the road and she makes it for me:) I hope I get brave like you one day! I am almost certain that is the same or similar recipe she uses!

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