View Full Version : Help! Onion Bread question
12-14-2007, 03:02 PM
Please would someone be kind enought to let me know if the recipe -
1 cup ground sunflower seeds and
1 cup ground golden flax seeds
means measuring before or after grinding? Thanks. I think it is after, but I must be sure.:confused:
12-14-2007, 03:14 PM
Well, from what I've observed over the years...a recipe can read two ways concerning this type of thing:
1. 1 c. sunflower seeds, ground or...
2. 1 c. ground sunflower seeds
So, if the term "ground" comes afterwards, usually it's safe to assume they mean to measure out 1 cup prior to grinding and if the term "ground" comes before the ingredient, then it's measured after grinding.
And usually...sometimes...most times... you can usually measure half to a quarter of the amount called for and then when you grind it, it sorta, "doubles" or at least slightly increases in amount.
12-14-2007, 03:28 PM
Much appreciate your input Rawkinlocs. I thought as much so I will go ahead and try it. So many rave about this recipe.
12-14-2007, 03:53 PM
I agree with Rawkinlocs
But then I run into..... 1 cup zucchini, shredded
Well how are you supposed to squash the zucchini in the cup to measure out a "cup" and then shred it.
I find recipes funny sometimes!
12-14-2007, 04:03 PM
I agree with you that it means 1 cup, "after" grinding.
I make the Onion Bread quite often and I do measure out 1 cup ground sunflower seeds and 1 cup ground flax seeds. I keep both ground sunflower seeds and ground flax seeds in the freezer, so that when I'm ready to make the bread it is so easy to just measure out the 1 cup.
I do agree it gets so confusing and I have had a couple of things not turn out, probably because of this very thing.
Good luck making the bread. I really like having it on hand.
Blessings and peace,
12-14-2007, 04:06 PM
I made it with a cup of sunflower seeds that I then ground and a cup of already ground flax seeds, and it came out yummy. I also only used 2 onions, instead of 2.5 lbs of onions. I read that alteration somewhere on this board, and I think next time I might use 1.5 onions until the super sweet vidalias come back in season.
Enjoy the bread!
12-14-2007, 04:31 PM
What a pretty name you have! Well, I went ahead and did it. It's in the dehydrator - 2 big Teflex sheets of it. So easy to make. I didn't have quite enough onions so I improvised with the kernels from 3 nice cobs of corn. Then I took a chance and used 1/4 cup Agave and 1/4 Olive oil and about 2 oz of Braggs. Now it is just "wait and see"! Good idea about storing ground seeds in the freezer. Thanks a bunch.
12-14-2007, 04:33 PM
Hi Carlsbad. So obviously there is lots of room for improvisation with these recipes. Such fun. I love it, I love it, I love it! I went ahead and ground the seeds first this time. Thank you so much. Can't wait to try it.
12-14-2007, 04:35 PM
1 cup AFTER grinding... and for fun -- I'll throw in a small handfull of whole sunflower seeds too - just to give it a bit of texture and a kinda nutty surprise here and there!
mmmmmm.... now I'm wanting onion bread. Since I can't find the vidalias -- I was thinking of substituing the sweet maui onions... (maybe try it with a small batch just incase it doesnt taste good.) Maui onions are year round here in Hawaii. but they seem very VERY sweet compared to the vidalias... so I dunnno... if I try it - I'll post the results!
12-14-2007, 05:58 PM
Wow, reading your response to me (the part about my name), really made by heart smile this evening. Thank you! Especially, since I unknowingly spelled your name incorrectly :).
Good thinking, improvising with the corn. There is someone on this board, that goes by the name RawVeganMom who also puts corn in her onion bread and I remember someone else mentioning adding some zucchini. I think the recipe is very forgiving. Oh, I also remember RawVeganMom mentioning adding a little maple syrup to the batter and basting each piece with half maple syrup and half nama shoyu. Of course you would baste the second side after you turn it over in the dehydrator. The possibilities are endless.
I found when I tried the adding the corn, I think I did half corn and half onion, that the corn made it a little chewier and stickier on the teeth than I would prefer.
Let us know how yours turn out ok? It's fun to be creative isn't it?
Blessings and peace,
12-14-2007, 06:16 PM
Sounds yummy StarFire (while I'm smacking my lips) The onions I used were simply callled sweet onions. Yes, around here, we don't see Vidalias this time of year, I don't think. Love the idea of the whole sunflower seeds too. Okay, that's what I did - measured AFTER grinding (coffee grinder worked great!)
12-14-2007, 06:24 PM
Thanks again Marcia. The maple syrup sounds good eh? I have both the Onion Bread in the dehydrator along with Alissa's "Morning Muffins"! Wonder how the house is going to smell!? The muffins have cinnamon and raisins in them. Hmm. I'm one who always followed recipes before I stumbled across this "rawuncooking". As long as I don't waste too much, yes, it sure will be fun to try some improvisation. All the best.
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