The Hollerich family at Good Earth Mill and Grains grows and mills their own certified organic grains on their fourth-generation family farm near Good Thunder, Minnesota. When you buy their grains, you know where they came from and that it’s milled fresh. Good Earth doesn’t use GMOs and is constantly looking for more heirloom and open pollenating varieties to grow. The results are grains and flours that are unlike anything you will find in a supermarket with far superior quality and freshness. Good Earth currently has whole wheat flour, fine and medium ground cornmeal, and an amazing heirloom, red fife whole wheat flour. There is a crop of rye in the ground now that will be ready for milling later this summer.
The buttermilk cornbread recipe below is on the back of Good Earth’s cornmeal bag. Use the medium grind corn meal for a more textured cornbread. If you like a smoother cornbread, go with the fine grind. Rachel Hollerich also sent us quick and easy, stir and roll pizza crust that includes Omega Maiden camelina oil from her sister’s farm. Add your favorite Minnesota toppings for some fresh, easy and delicious pizza.
Wholesome Buttermilk Cornbread (click the link for a pdf to save or print on a recipe card)
1/2 cup Butter
2/3 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Soda
1 cup Good Earth cornmeal
1/2 cup Good Earth whole wheat flour
1/2 cup All-purpose flour
1 cup Buttermilk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in a large skillet. Remove from heat and beat in the sugar and eggs. Combine soda and buttermilk; stir into mixture. Add cornmeal, flours, salt and blend. Pour into a greased 8” pan. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until the center is done.
The Stir and Roll Pizza Dough recipe below is quick, easy, and a good one to let the kids help with.
A yeast-free, hearty pizza crust that requires little prep time
(Makes one 10-12 inch round pizza.)
2 cups Good Earth Heirloom Red Fife whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
1/8 cup Omega Maiden camelina oil
1/8 cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 425F. Stir ingredients together until mixture leaves the sides of the bowl, adding additional flour or liquid if necessary. Press dough into a ball and knead just until smooth (about 10 times). Prepare pizza pan by lightly greasing and sprinkle with cornmeal for added texture. Press and roll the dough onto the pan, turn edges up slightly, and brush with additional Omega Maiden camelina oil (optional). Add your favorite sauce and toppings and bake 20 minutes.