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03-04-2008, 04:09 PM
I have a recipe that called to soak flax seeds for 48 hours. They are a super slime. I am not able to drain them, even with rinsing. Is this normal? Do I just use the seeds with as much slime drained off for my burrito filling? I am new to the raw lifestyle--so any info you could give would be helpful. Thanks!
03-04-2008, 04:45 PM
that's one of the benefits of flax. it creates it's own glutonous goo.
you don't drain them and soaking them for 48 hrs doesn't make any sense to me at all... they should be good to go by about 6-8 hours.
03-04-2008, 06:50 PM
hmmm...that's an odd direction for a recipe to have. you should never have to soak your flax for 48 hours...maybe 4-8 hours, though :)
are you going to be dehydrating the flax or not? it is normal for it to get "slimy." what's the problem with rinsing them? i usually rinse mine with a very strainer.
03-04-2008, 07:31 PM
I was confused the first time I soaked flax. I thought I did something wrong. You can't drain off the jelly like substance. That is how it is suppose to look. I thought it looked like pond scum, at first. It will help your flax crackers turn out yummy. Also why 48 Hours?
03-05-2008, 09:08 PM
I looked at the recipe again and it did say 48 hours, because if it was hot weather you were supposed to put it in the fridge after 12 hours. Interesting. I was making burrito filling and it turned out really good!!! My husband and children liked it and that was the first raw meal I had fixed for them. Next time I make the recipe I will not soak them for 48 hours. Like many of you said already, 4-8 hours should be long enough. I am looking forward to making some flax crackers, so it is nice to know that the "slime";) will make them yummy. Thanks to all of you!
03-06-2008, 04:41 AM
Maybe it was a Typo.....48....4-8.
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