View Full Version : Flax seed crackers.Help.
01-07-2008, 04:50 PM
Last night I put 2 cups of flax seeds in 2 cups of water to soak.This morning they doubled in size but they were sticky and slid off the spoon and they had a little bit of foam on top like they were fermented.They don't smell spoiled but I don't know what they're supposed to look or smell like after soaking.Was I supposed to put the bowl in the fridge uncovered? Because I left it out on the kitchen counter with a cover on.I am so new to this.Never made anything like this before and have never used a dehydrator.This was going to be my first.
01-07-2008, 04:53 PM
nope... you did it right.
They are weird at first. Takes some getting used to.
Dump seeds in a bowl, pour in water, they double almost triple in size, spread them on a Teflex dehyrator sheet and the moisture will wick away leaving you with yummy crackers!
01-07-2008, 04:58 PM
That's right! Mine were the exact same way. I just made my very first flax seed crackers today and they were DELICIOUS!!! :D
01-08-2008, 05:53 AM
Gonna try these... :D
01-08-2008, 12:17 PM
They are just slimey but you'll love them in crackers. I also love to but dry flaxseed in my smoothies and on my salads. They really are good and good for you. :)
01-09-2008, 08:02 AM
I made the crackers but they turned out awful.I don't know what I did wrong.
I followed the instructions to the letter.I mixed them with Braggs,lemon juice,garlic and ginger.Dehydrated them for 12 hours,turned them after 6 hours.They started out ok,they even smelled good at first but when they were done,they tasted like,forgive me for my bluntness,like mucus.I had to throw out the whole batch,I was so disappointed.I was so looking forward to some nice crackers.
I think the whole slimyness really turned me off.
Maybe next time I will grind the seeds instead of soaking them,that will eliminate the slime.
What do you think?
01-09-2008, 11:02 AM
I never soak my flax seeds first - and the crackers come out lovely.
i tried soaking them one time but I didn't like the consistency of the cracker, too soggy. I also don't use garlic as it smells too much!
Here's my fav recipe and it goes down really well even with SAD eaters
2 cups flax seeds
1/2 cup sun dried tomatos (soaked for 30 mins first if the dehydrated kind, otherwise they end up really hard!)
1/2 mild onion
1 red pepper
optional (handful of spinach leaves)
juice of 1 lemon
I only have a cheapy food processor so I have to cut the sundried tomatoes up with scissors. otherwise chuck everything in the fp - whizz up then spread onto sheets and dehydrate for about 12 - 14 hours turning at about 7 hours.
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