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03-29-2005, 07:10 AM
I seem to have trouble making crackers and wraps.
When I went to the Boutenkos talk and ate the flax crackers there, they were paper-thin and so much better like that. When I make that exact same recipe at home, it is nowhere near .
What is the trick to getting them really really thin like that? pleassse?
03-29-2005, 07:25 AM
more fluid so that they can be spread thinner. Mine come out well ~ from Trotter's raw book. Nice and thin and crisp but then, when I'm soaking the flax, I stir it up often to mix the water well into the seeds.
Hope this helps ~
03-29-2005, 07:56 AM
thank you revvell. Do you just spread it with a spatula on the trays? Thats what I do and always too thick even when It doesnt look like it. Wondered if people used a rolling pin or something! I am cracker challenged.. :rolleyes:
03-29-2005, 08:15 AM
a spatula. Put less on a tray than you think will fit, then start from the middle and push out. It should be no more than a quarter inch thick. It "should" get thinner w/ dehydration.
The edges will dry first so, make sure the middle is thinned.
03-29-2005, 08:34 AM
thank you! thank you! will try again. :p
03-29-2005, 09:03 AM
I usually use a spatula or just a big spoon..but hands work well too. If you wet your hands you can get it smooth and thin pretty easily. :D
mine are sometimes too thin....they break apart when I dip them in my guac. :eek: Oh..for the perfect cracker ;) I think it just takes a lot of practice..then it will become second nature to us.
03-29-2005, 11:15 AM
My flax crackers come out super thin ... almost like chips. (I use Alissa's recipe). I soak 2 cups of flax seed in a wide mouth mason quart jar ... put the flax seed in and fill with filtered water (2 cups), stir, and let set for the day. In the evening, I put the rest of the ingredients, (garlic, ginger, etc) in the food processor, add the soaked flax seed, and let it mix really well. It gets a bit goopy.
Spread out on teflex sheets with the back of a wooden spoon ... very very very thin. The goop keeps them together even if there are "holes" in them. I put a few globs of flax goop on the sheet, go back and forth with the back of my wooden spoon, each direction, mooshing the globs together and spreading it out real thin. I get at least 3 sheets from the recipe.
Dehydrate overnight. In the morning, flip them over, remove the teflex sheet and dehydrate for a couple more hours. Delicious.
Hope this helps some ...
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