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lil fairy z girl
12-04-2007, 06:04 PM
again tried making crackers with flax.
i have a cheap dehydrater, anyway, they always stick and i end up throwing the remains away.
this time i used olive oil on the baking parchment. i turned them partway, however they are still sticking, and they ended up sticking to the trays. is it the dehydrater in that it drys vertically, or is it that the ratio of flax is not enough with the other ingredients?
the mixture is smooth and thickish but i am unsure. i think i should give up trying to do these as its always a disaster!
12-05-2007, 01:59 AM
what recipe are you using?? try this...
2 cups Whole soaked flak seeds (over night if possible or at least 4 to 5 hours)
4 -5 cloves of Garlic -- I love garlic so I use alot -- you can always use less
grated carrot - about 1/2 of a medium carrot
juice of 1 lemon (I sometimes add more of this)
2 tbls of braggs or nama shoyu
1/2 medium root of ginger shredded (AGAIN - I love ginger so I kick it up a lot) you can always use less...
I also throw in a hand full of sunflower seeds and (occassionally a hand full of pumpkin seeds)
you can also grind up some whole flax seeds really fine - about 2 or 3 tablespoon worths ... and stirr that in to. It will help bind it together without affecting the texture! RAWK ON AND ENJOY!!
spread it thin on your telflex sheet - dehydrate for about 4 hours - then flip -- spackle them back together and keep dehydrating until crispy!
dh and I love this combination -- but remember - I use a lot of garlic and ginger - most people wouldn't want it so "kickin"!!
12-05-2007, 02:05 AM
I'm not sure what yu mean by it dries 'vertical'... http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/15huh-1.gif ??? how does it do that? you mean up and down http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/1422.gif ? how odd?? May be it's because you're using parchment rather than teflex sheets... but I just can't picture how a flax seed crackers could dry vertical without sliding off!
when I flip my crakers they're still a bit goopy on the underside I just scrape it and re spackle them together!
lil fairy z girl
12-06-2007, 08:02 AM
hi, thanks StarFire for your reply. i have tried several recipes, from RFRW to Alissas, and K Knowler etc.. but they just stick. I must admit i don't really measure but kinda guess amounts.
your recipe sounds good i love garlic :)
as regards drying vertically i am talking about the dehydrater. its one of those cheap round ones with the heating bit at the bottom so it dried vertically not accross like the excaliber.
12-09-2007, 11:53 PM
I have the same problems as you. It sounds like we have the same dehydrator too. I sooooo crave crackers, but I have tried several different ones. With whole flax seed, ground flax seed and none taste that great. To me they taste like cardboard. I' ve tried Alissa's blueberry bars and yuck. Maybe I am doing something wrong. they don't get real dry and I have put a thermometer in the center to check the temp but to still no avail.
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