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01-08-2010, 03:15 PM
what are the chances that the stuff I have on hand is raw? I want to try and make the flax crackers but was not smart enough to buy flax seeds, thinking the flaxseed meal should be fine..thoughts, ideas?
01-08-2010, 04:03 PM
Should be fine.....?? If it doesn't say, "toasted" I would go ahead and use it. You can buy flax seeds next time. Worth grinding your own for the best flavor.
01-09-2010, 05:24 AM
The oil in flax begins to go rancid as soon as it is ground so buying preground meal is not the best idea.
01-09-2010, 09:45 AM
It was what I had on hand and I tried to make flax crackers and they tasted terrible...think I need the seeds. I did make a batch with ground up oat kernels,they were quite tasty...do I need to soak the oats first because they made a nice oat meal in my coffee grinder. I added, some chia, red onion and, braggs, lemon juice and sea salt and not too bad for my first attempt at a bread product. I used my oven to dehydrate and that is ridiculously time consuming.
I put the flax meal in the fridge. I am not even sure why I bought that but I realize I dont really like the taste of flax at all.
01-09-2010, 09:54 AM
I doubt if it was the taste of the flax you didn't like as they don't really have alot of flavor. Throw it out and try some seeds next time and buy them somewhere that has alot of turnover so you don't get old rancid ones.
01-09-2010, 10:37 AM
I used my oven to dehydrate and that is ridiculously time consuming.
Does the oven take longer than a dehydrator?
01-09-2010, 02:05 PM
Bummer about the crackers! Glad the bread worked for you.
I don't like the taste of flax all that much either. I've made some really awful breads using flax. I use just enough to hold the cracker dough together while it dries. It is like glue. When I don't use it, my crackers crack. :(
Another way to use it is to soak the whole flaxseed (1 cup golden flax seed to 2 cups of water, soaked 4 hours), then process the gooey mess in the food processor for about 5 minutes until it is almost a paste. Add sweet or savory flavors and spread it super thin so it dries crispy. Doesn't even taste like your eating flax. :p:)
01-09-2010, 03:53 PM
and opening the door. It was a lot of time but I wanted to see if I like the texture before I invest in a dehydrator. I will absolutely buy some fresh flax seeds as the meal was terrible. I also really like chia so I will probably use half chia when using flax seed. Thank you all for your replies:) Your advice, info and expertise is appreciated.
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