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I'm making Alissas calzones today but need a bit of help on one point,when the recipe calls for 1.5 cups soaked flax seeds is this 1.5 dried or 1.5 after soaking? (I know the book gives specific rules for sprouted amounts but I can't find anything about soaking)
If the latter then what would be the ratio of soak water to seeds as flax will absorb virtually everything you throw at them!! (and I don't want the mix to be too sloppy or dry)
Thanks for reading
p.s. I'll post a pic of the results.
p.p.s. How do you pronounce calzone? :confused:
05-22-2006, 09:11 AM
Venturing out into the calzone world eh?
Looking at the recipe (and I "have" made this before and make the burger buns all the time - the crust is the burger bun recipe doubled in volume) it appears that it's 1 1/2 c. after soaking which is probably about a cup pre-soaked (someone correct me if I'm wrong)...but it won't ruin the recipe if you have a little more or less than what is written.
What WILL ruin the recipe is if you live in a very moist/humid area and your dough ferments on you. My advice, either DON'T sprout the buckwheat...just soak overnight and RINSE it WELL (in a colandar if you have one); spread the dough a little thinner than called for so it won't take so long to dry; and if using the Excalibur, turn it up to about 125 or so for the first couple of hours and then turn it down. When Alissa made it for us during training (when I went, she was still living in CA) it turned out PERFECTLY even with following the directions to a tee...when I got home here in WA state, it fermented on me and took waaaaay longer to be done because it's more humid here.
So, just from my own experience those are some tips you might want to think about especially if you live where it's moist and humid and if you've ever noticed that things take longer to dry when you dehydrate than what most recipes call for!
Hope you love the calzone (which I've heard pronounced cal-ZONE as well as cal-ZO-nee...but I think the first one is how I heard Alissa pronounce it) as much as I did/do! :)
Thanks for the incredibly fast reply Rawkinlocs :)
OK off to cal ZONE land - report follows :D
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