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is there a quicker way to skin them?
here's what I do: soak over night, then using the hottest water I can get from my faucet i let them set for a few minutes. then proceed to scrap/peel off the hulls. I was reading on another site that said pour boiling water over the almonds......... but wouldn't that kill the enzymes? I picture me doing that and hearing 2 cups of tiny little 'hot hot hot' sounds coming from my almonds.
I usually do a whole bag when I do this but I'd sure like to know if anyone else has a better way to do this.
09-02-2010, 05:00 PM
Why do you need to peel them?
09-02-2010, 05:21 PM
Ew, don't peel them. Don't ruin perfectly good food. It's like when I hear peeled grapes-that's just ridiculous. Eat the food the way it is and enjoy. :)
09-02-2010, 06:33 PM
Do you use them for nut milk?
Are you peeling them in order to make sure you get nice white milk?
Years back I did that, laboriously peeling all the skins off the almonds as I thought it would make the milk white. Then one day I just simply rinsed off the soak water (which leaches the tannins, brown stuff, from the skins), blended the lot and strained it and it came up milky white, even with the skins on!
So no need to do it at all! :)
G- it's for milk.
D- okay, I'm the same way about peeled grapes had a girlfriend who told me she would freeze them and peel with a paring knife because her boyfriend wouldn't eat them with their skins on... after meeting him I understood completely. I felt the same way about the almonds but read somewhere that's what a body did to get white milk.
K- yes, it's for milk.
so now i've got my almonds soaking for tomorrows milk, my barley and brown rice soaking for rejuvelac (maybe this time i will succeed) I did a small trial batch of brown rice and ewwwwwwwwwwwwww I messed up now i know what i did wrong so cant wait to try again.
09-02-2010, 11:45 PM
Sometimes the skins are easy to take off. Easy as just rubbing/pulling them off, no blanching required. I've done it like that after a soak and rinse.
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