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07-07-2009, 03:54 PM
I've tried flax seed crackers about 5 times - I grew up in a house where you tried things least 4 times before you decided you didn't like them! Anyway, flax crackers make me want to gag! I hated the ones I ordered from GoRaw in 3 different flavours. I hated the ones I made myself. I hated the ones I bought from the health food store.
So, yeah...I hate 'em.
Can anyone share some really good tortilla, cracker or pizza crust recipes that don't have ground flax seed as a base?
07-07-2009, 04:40 PM
When i made onion bread i used ground sunflower and flax seed to hold it together. Could you try just ground sunflower or pumpkin seed and keep some whole sunflower seeds in it too maybe add some corn so it sticks together.
07-08-2009, 01:50 AM
This one L@@ks RAWlicious and NOT a FLAX to be Found in it......IN JOY
Posted by; Zella Juice..
I am trying to make everything I do very simple because I don't have much time.
Soak almonds. Then I made Almond Milk (Which I use later for my Curry Soup). Almond milk is just soaked almonds blended in the Vita Mix with water. One cup of Almonds and 3 cups of water. Then strain the milk out with a nut milk bag, or any cloth bag works. The pulp from the almond milk is the dough. Just stir in the rest of the ingredients.
I don't measure. Just taste the mixture when it's done. Should taste like bread dough...not a really strong flavor.
Tastes like Honey Wheat bread..but there is no wheat
Pinch of Salt
Around a table spoon of honey
squeeze of lemon
then dehydrate them until they are dry. They will be crumbly. Then take your flax Spackle (ground up flax in the Vita mixed with water) and spread it lightly on each side and return to the dehydrator. Careful because it thickens up so make sure you add alot more water than flax.
When they are done I butter up with coconut oil.
For the Blueberry muffins I add a bit more honey and added some chopped up figs and blueberries. Oh and scraped some vanilla off the bean into the mix. But the recipe is the same as the bread.
Hope this helps.
I had some avacado on my bread with a slice of tomato and cucumbers. Then sprinkled with seasalt and hemp seeds. I really missed sandwiches and this hit the spot.
07-08-2009, 02:01 AM
Posted By DauneE:
Raw Corn Bread/Cracker/Chips
I adapted this recipe for my own needs. I love corn chips, it's the one thing I miss the most on a raw diet. I simply had to find a suitable replacement. The problem I was having is that every recipe I used didn't give me exactly what I was looking for. So I went to work and this is what I came up with. It's very simple and straight forward. You will need a Dehydrator and a Food Processor.
5 ears of corn (Cut the corn off the cob)
4-5 heaping tbls of Ground flax (Omitt)
1/2 tspn Sea Salt
1 tbls of Cumin powder
Place all ingredients into the Food Processor, except the ground flax. Start grinding the corn until it becomes soupy and is well mixed. Start adding the ground flax one tbls spoon at a time. Continue until the mixture starts to firm and there is a noticeable difference in the motor of the processor, for me this was just over 4 heaping tbls. Spread the mixture on a Tefflex sheet or wax paper if you don't have tefflex. The thickness of the mixture and the dehydration time will vary depending on what you are making. For Chips spread it about 1/8 of an inch thick. For Crackers and Bread about 1/4 of an inch thick.
For Chips and Bread Dehydrate the mixture for 2-3 hours at 105deg or until you can remove it easily form the tefflex, place the mixture on the screen and continue for 3-4 hours more. Allow to cool, The chips should become crisp while the bread will remain playable. For crackers double the dehydration times, allow to cool for a crispness.
OPPS....Just saw there is Flax in There. Try leaving it out.....
07-08-2009, 08:46 AM
Flax is used because of the slimy coating (mucilage) that forms when you soak flax holds the cracker together. I find the crackers are more palatable when I use ground flax instead of the whole seeds. I like a combination of carrot pulp, agave and ground flax. You could try using sprouted buckwheat or sprouted chia seeds instead, as they will also get slimy when soaked and may stick together when dehydrated, but I haven't tried this myself.
07-08-2009, 10:16 PM
That's a good idea about using Chia seed in place of the flax.
I wonder if it would work??
I could grind the Chia seeds in the coffee grinder and add a little water to the mixture.
I may try this tomorrow and will let you know how it works.
07-09-2009, 05:03 PM
Thanks for the recipes! I'm going to try some this weekend. I'm just having a bit of a hard time staying raw, because I can't find any non-sweet food that I like, aside from guacamole. I stay raw for a few weeks, then get so sick of sweet tastes, but can't find anything else that appeals to me. I think that having some kind of non-sweet bread would help, because then I can make sandwiches.
07-09-2009, 05:33 PM
I've made crackers without flax, using chia seed.
I posted the recipe on my blog... :p
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