Tuesday, December 4, 2001
A new pancake mix made with Saint Vincent Gristmill flour, and tote bags and bread warmers featuring the Saint Vincent Gristmill, are the latest offerings from the Gristmill General Store on Beatty Road. The pancake mix is made from Saint Vincent unbleached flour. Each packet yields 18 four-inch pancakes, which should be cooked on a hot, lightly greased griddle.
The Gristmill, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is now illustrated on canvas tote bags and on bread warmers. These items join a number of other Gristmill products, including gourmet coffee and chocolates, Saint Vincent bread and bread mix, cookie cutters, and the Cat's Meow replica of the Gristmill.
Once used to grind the wheat, corn, barley, rye, oats and buckwheat that the monks raised, the gristmill still provides flour for the famous Saint Vincent bread. A local bakery has been using Saint Vincent flours and the Saint Vincent bread recipe to produce the famed bread, which is available at the General Store. The bread mix is also available in a jar, allowing store patrons to bake Saint Vincent Bread themselves.
The Gristmill General Store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The General Store's phone is 724-537-0304.