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05-23-2007, 10:32 AM
Hi everyone!!! I'm trying desperately to make the Pizza.... I soaked the Buckwheat groats and put them out to sprout yesterday, but they ARE NOT SPROUTING!!!! Alissa's book says to "sprout" the Buckwheat before making the "easy" crust... Am I waiting form something that just won't happen with Buckwheat groats? Should I go ahead and make the pizza with what I have??? I never did find Buckwheat here in Texas...only Buckwheat groats...
05-23-2007, 10:50 AM
I only did buckwheat once..hehehehe... so I am no expert, but mine did sprout. It took longer than a day though, and you have to keep rinsing them or the "slime" will get you..LOL..:eek:
Little protuberances will begin..and then expand into little tails.. It was funny because when i smushed the groats, they felt mealy and not like something that would sprout, but they did!!
amazing, the things you can do ..:o
05-23-2007, 10:52 AM
Buckwheat is a funny thing. It won't "sprout" like what you're used to. They won't get tails. I'd rinse, rinse, rinse and go ahead and make the pizza crust. Should be fine.
05-23-2007, 10:58 AM
LOL... mine did. :p not green ones..but nubby protuberances that lengthened with time...
Here is a link to info on soaking and rinsing..
The more I think about it, I think they did get teeny green tails, but I am not positive. But I know they sprouted because I remember being amazed because they seemed crumbly and mealy and still sprouted...
Mine always get tails, little white ones and they are super easy to sprout for me. I just soak them for 15-30 minutes then drain into a sprout bag and hang it up somewhere. I rinse a few times a day and they sprout rather quickly. I am using buckwheat groats as well. They come in a light blue bag by Shiloh Farms.
eta: soaking for only 15-30 minutes will pretty much eliminate that slimy stage.
05-23-2007, 11:24 AM
Mine always get tails, little white ones and they are super easy to sprout for me. .
thanks...LOL.. I thought for a minute I was going crazy..living in an imaginary world surrounded by little buckwheat tails.. :o :eek:
05-23-2007, 11:28 AM
Oops, that's one we forgot to tell you about. These "visions" that one gets after being raw!
Nah, just messing w/you. My buckwheat literally sprouts overnight. I have a Fresh Life Sprouter and love it and they are ready to use the next day. I actually have two sprouters.
Lettuce know how the pizza turns out!
05-23-2007, 11:45 AM
I use an inexpensive (under $5) jeweler's loupe to check my sprouts every day. You could also use a magnifying glass. That way the tails don't get too long and the sprouts don't get bitter.
Also with buckwheat, be SURE to put it in a strainer and rinse it good a couple of times each day. The water will be slimy.. that's normal.
05-23-2007, 12:11 PM
The term "sprouted" buckwheat generally means soaked, like flax. It doesn't necessarily have to grow tails and stuff like sunflower, etc. Just soak it and use it. Don't make more out of it than it is. Your pizza will be fine. :)
05-23-2007, 12:59 PM
Yeah, I've sometimes just soaked buckwheat for up to 4 hours or longer and rinsed and used. However, buckwheat does sprout...at least for me it always has and usually in like a day or even half a day after soaking it.
Are yours indeed the untoasted ones? Are they kinda greenish-whitish or are they brown? If brown, then that is one possible reason why they are not sprouting.
05-23-2007, 01:27 PM
Thanks everyone! The groats that I have are greenish-whitish... They are softening, though... Will make the pizza and let you know how it turns out... BTW, I made the enchaladas last night and had them for lunch this afternoon.....Cheri suggested using frozen organic corn...SUPER YUMMY!!!
05-23-2007, 01:30 PM
I have soaked buckwheat for only an hour and had it be totally great !
05-23-2007, 01:33 PM
I know it can sprout after a day or so (usually), but if it's soaked, like sunflower seeds, it's fine. Usually developing a nub, but you can use it. I don't bother rinsing it out and growing tails on it - it's messy and slimey, like flax. Like flax, I assume a bit of the slime is good for you, probably. Either way, I just rinse it off and use it, after soaking.
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