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12-30-2004, 08:25 PM
I would like to make flax seed crakers, sweet tasting, with apples and raisins. Does anyone have a good recipe?
Also I don't have any teflex sheet with my l'equip dehydrator, will it work anyhow? I have the fruit leather tray though, is that good?
12-31-2004, 04:13 PM
Sweet flax crackers are wonderful! I'd start with the regular base of 2 c flax seeds soaked in 2 c water, add puree'd apple, raisin and dates, maybe some orange too, and cinnamon, lots of cinnamon!
Also, I've found using parchment paper instead of teflex to be MUCH better! I'll never use my teflex again. Plus the parchment breathes a little so things dry much faster than using teflex. Look for unbleached parchment.
01-01-2005, 11:02 PM
I'm realy happy for this recipe, sounds yummy, I will definitely try it. And thanks for the tip on parchment paper!
Happy New Year, lots of good things to you and congratulation on your raw journey, keep up the good work!! :)
I've only just bought a dehydrator so I have never made flax crackers before. What is the basic recipe for flax crackers. Will I need to buy a grinder to grind the flax or can it be soaked and put through a food processor?
01-02-2005, 02:17 PM
Ooh, Smasty, that sounds awesome!
01-02-2005, 02:40 PM
Tim, I have my first batch of flax crackers in the dehydrator right this minute! I got a coffee grinder at the thrift store for a few dollars and I put half soaked seeds and half ground up flax seed. I made two different kinds: apple cinnamon and then garlic avacado. I have no clue how they will turn out, but I'm learning as I go! :D
Good luck with the crackers :)
I am wondering if my Oscar juicer (Matstone in the US) could manage to grind Flax seeds. I'm sure it could manage them. It will grind nuts ok to make nut butters. Anyone out there tried this?
Forgot to ask. Was it a manual grinder you bought or an electric one?
01-03-2005, 07:04 AM
It was electric. You can get them for about 10$ new I think. They even sell them in the grocery store near the coffee. I got mine at the thrift store for 2$. :D
The garlic/avacado crackers came out AMAZING!!! They are SO GOOD! Here's what I put in them: (I didn't measure though)
The apple cinnamon one's aren't as crunchy and I don't really care for them, but my son tried them and really likes them. They had:
apple puree from my juicer
01-03-2005, 12:38 PM
Hey Rawmommie, about how many hours did you have your crackers in the dehydrator? I soaked all of mine so am wondering how they will come out! Maybe next time I'll grind half as you did. We'll see!
My husband and I did the bananas in the dehydrator over the weekend-boy are they tasty! We both liked them.
01-03-2005, 04:59 PM
Smasty, I was looking for a sweet cracker recipe. I once made cinammon apple, but they didn't taste all that good. I bet the raisins and dates really sweeten it up. Thanks! I'm going to make these tonight.
01-03-2005, 05:42 PM
I put them in yesterday about mid-day and they were *almost* done at night, but I left them in all night to make them extra crunchy. Yum! 12 hours is probably good. :)
01-04-2005, 06:50 AM
I've had mine in since 10 am yesterday and I just flipped them over. Now I didn't pulverize the flax but I'm thinking next time I will because I'm not so sure how I like the whole flaxseed in the cracker. Also they have been set at 105 degrees so. We'll see.
01-05-2005, 01:37 PM
Okay, I have a stupid question......after grinding the flaxseeds, do all the other ingredients get blended too or do you leave, for example the chopped onions chopped?
I'm dying to try this recipe....
I won't be able to get Alissa's book until the end of the month-so would someone be willing to give me the recipe and directions out of the book (PLEEEZ)?
Had a go at making the sweet crackers with raisins, cinammon, ground flax and whole flax. Even after dehydrating for 12 hours they still seemed a little soft and chewy. Are the ordinary flax crackers normally a firmer consistency than this. Havent tried making them yet.
By the way, my oscar juicer worked really well as a grinder for flax seeds. Had to put them through twice, but they came out as a really fine powder.
01-05-2005, 04:56 PM
when I make (non-sweet) flax crackers, I set aside chopped onions or garlic, because I like the chunks. I suppose you could do that with any vegetable.
01-05-2005, 05:17 PM
No, I only grind up the seeds and then just mix in the rest of the ingredients by hand. I don't have the recipe book yet, so I can't give you it! I just made up my own.
Yes, the sweet/honey/cinnamon crackers came out chewy. The non-sweet one's are crunchier. It must be the honey that keeps them moist in the sweet one's??? I liked the avacado/garlic one's better. :)
01-05-2005, 07:54 PM
Making flax crackers............can I use wax paper in my dehydrator??
01-05-2005, 08:01 PM
Here is some info about teflex--thel ast paragraph answers your question although I would think it should be okay but then again we will wait for the raw cooking experts to help us!
TeflexTM is a flexible sheet, made of fiberglass and coated with 6 layers of Dupont Teflon. TeflexTM, because of its non-stick surface, is used in dehydrators when making fruit leathers or drying any food that is liquefied. The TeflexTM sheet is placed over the mesh dehydrator tray and the liquid is poured on. When dehydrated, the food will easily peel off the sheet. The sheet is washable and can be reused again and again.
Teflon is a toxic substance when ingested. Most of us have seen cookware where the teflon surface has flaked off. Where did it go? Hopefully, not into the food. In speaking with the producers of TeflexTM and other non-stick, flexible sheets of this type, I tried to ascertain how the teflon could migrate into the food. They told me that when you see a damaged piece of teflon cookware, it was usually damaged because somebody used an abrasive on it, either to clean it, or to scrape the food away. In the scraping process, some of the teflon is loosened. I asked how we could avoid this with the flexible sheets. Where I could elicit a thoughtful response, the answer was to clean the flexible sheet with a soft sponge only. Do not use any abrasive to clean the TeflexTM sheet. I quickly realized that I had been using the abrasive side of my two-sided sponge to clean the sheets easily. I reordered new sheets and will treat the new ones as instructed.
Why use TeflexTM at all? The alternatives are not very workable. If you try to dehydrate liquids on parchment paper, wax paper, baking paper, or plastic paper (like Saran Wrap), your final product will not peel off easily. In fact, it will be very frustrating. For foods that hold together more, like cookies and crackers, parchment paper or baking paper can be used, or you can put the food directly onto the mesh dehydrator tray
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