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11-15-2010, 02:11 PM
A lot of cracker recipes involve soaking flax seeds for several hours in order for the flax seeds to become "slimey" and that's what makes the crackers be able to stick together. I've read on many occasions that flax seeds need to be ground up in order to get the nutritional benefits that these wonderful seeds can provide. Just eating whole flax seeds doesn't get the nutrients out of the seeds because our teeth can't grind them up. So, my question is - does anyone grind up the seeds first then soak them? Would that work? Thanks!
11-15-2010, 02:38 PM
I've tried something different recently and it is working GREAT!!! I soak the flax seeds overnight (about 1/2 cups of seeds in about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water). Then pour it in the Vitamix and puree it into a paste. (The flat grinding blade of the Magic Bullet also works if only put in small amount at a time.) If necessary add more water, only enough to get the blades turning. As it purees it will thicken. Very few whole seeds remain and it makes an excellent binder for any kind of cracker. I've been adding it to 2 cups of almonds (soaked and ground), 2 T. fresh chopped rosemary, and 1/2 t. finely ground sea salt. Spread thin, it makes a delicious, crisp cracker.
11-15-2010, 03:39 PM
That sounds great! Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I don't have a Vitamix blender yet or a Magic Bullet. And the food processor just doesn't cut it to grind up the flax seeds. I'll try the blender I have now and see if it works. Thanks again!
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