I think, in my entire life so far, I’ve actually prepared food using flour maybe… twice. I’m what you might call “kitchen-illiterate,” you see. But even if I don’t know how to use it, I do know where it comes from, and since flour has been added to Animal Crossing New Horizons as of the version 2.0 update, that’s now vital knowledge! Here’s how to make flour in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
How to Make Flour in Animal Crossing New Horizons
Actually creating flour in Animal Crossing New Horizons is easy: all you need is a kitchen and five pieces of wheat. Of course, actually getting all of those components might take a little extra doing. Here’s the short version if you’re strapped for time:
- Buy DIY Recipes+ from the Nook Stop
- Construct the Stonework Kitchen
- Buy wheat starts from Leif
- Plant the starts and wait four days for them to sprout
- Harvest the wheat, then combine them into flour using the kitchen
DIY Recipes+ and a Kitchen
Before you start making flour in ACNH, you need to make sure you have a cooking-ready kitchen in your home. As of the version 2.0 update (which, incidentally, you should make sure you have downloaded and installed), kitchens are now a separate utility, kind of like crafting tables. There are a few kitchen models you can get, but the easiest one is the Stonework Kitchen. You’ll get the DIY recipe for free when you purchase the DIY Recipes+ upgrade from the Nook Stop for 2,000 Nook Miles. To construct the Stonework Kitchen, you’ll need 30 Stone, 15 Clay, 10 Iron Nuggets.
Purchase Wheat starts
Once you’ve got the kitchen squared away, it’s time to get your hands on some wheat. Unfortunately, you can’t buy wheat wholesale from anywhere, so you’ll have to grow it yourself. As it so happens, everyone’s favorite plant enthusiast Leif has begun selling produce starts. You can buy wheat starts from him for 280 Bells a pop when he visits your island, or when he sets up his permanent stand on Harv’s Island.
Leif is selling a few different produce starts, so he may not have wheat on him when you visit him, in which case you’ll just have to wait until he comes around again or refreshes the stock on his permanent stand. It is possible to find wild wheat on one of the islands Kapp’n can take you to, but that’s not really a reliable way of doing this.
Farm some wheat
Once you’ve got your wheat starts, find a nice, big plot of land on your island to start a farm. You don’t have to plant the starts in any particular patterns or rows, just stick ‘em right in the ground and give them a sprinkle with a watering can. The wheat will grow whether you water it or not, but if you do remember to keep them watered, you’ll get more wheat per crop harvest. It’ll take four days in total for the wheat to finish growing, and once it’s done, you can take it out of the ground. The starts will continue to yield wheat every two days going forward, so make sure to keep watering them!
Harvest the wheat and make flour
Once you have at least five pieces of wheat, return to your kitchen. Combine the wheat together, and you’ll get five bags of flour, ready for the oven! You can combine the wheat into either regular flour or whole-wheat flour, depending on what you want to use them for. For example, regular flour is used in the recipes for Pancakes and Pound Cake, while whole-wheat flour is used in the recipes for Organic Bread and Brown-Sugar Cupcakes.
For more related content and guides, check out our Animal Crossing New Horizons section.