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11-10-2005, 07:53 PM
Yucky. Everyttime I make onion bread, it comes out bitter, or too sickening sweet. Help!
11-10-2005, 08:29 PM
swiddweas, someone should be along any moment to help you.
11-11-2005, 12:09 PM
swiddweas, any moment now. Someone will come along with the answer.
11-11-2005, 01:45 PM
I have yet to try out the recipe.. maybe I will this weekend. Some common pointers when making raw foods: taste it as you go! Remember every fruit and veggie is going to be slightly different... some onions may be sweeter, or more bitter. I would be sure to taste the blended mix before dehydrating and adjust appropriately. You could always use different onions (red onions may not be as sweet) or a mix of types.
What kind of dehydrator do you have? Sounds like it might not be heating evenly? Perhpas once the outside of the bread has solidifed, you could take it off of the teflex or leather sheet and place it right onto a grated sheet for better airflow? Also, remember that your dehydrator times will always vary from the recipes..
11-12-2005, 12:14 AM
Well, one thing,
use only fresh sweet white onions, and
grind your own flax seed meal, to
make sure it isn't rancid, as it turns quickly, so
don't buy it allready ground. And
make sure your dehydrator is set high enough,
we dehydrate at 145 for the first hour,(this keeps it from spoiling)
then turn it down to 115 for the next few hours.
We also spread it out pretty thick, about 1/2 inch thick.(this keeps it from turning hard on the edges and gooey in the middle)
So, you may wish to try these things.
also, I use the Excalibur, if you are using another dehydrator, it might be different.
Good luck, this bread is divine.
11-12-2005, 08:05 AM
is the onion bread recipe in Alissa's book?
11-12-2005, 08:34 AM
I tried an onion bread recipe that was posted here. It smelled so good while I was blending the ingredients and as I spead it out to dehydrate. Then after awhile as it was dehydrating it didn't smell as good and when I tasted it, it was awful. I haven't tried it since. I'd like to again though.
11-12-2005, 12:36 PM
Wow - this is from the queen of onion bread making. :D
First, I am so sorry that you have not had success with this recipe, but here are a few suggestions, in addition to all the suggestions provided by R.P.
I started with a Nesco dehydrator, and it worked fine. I try to make it even for uniform drying, so it is not too thick. I start out at 115 for about 2 hours and then resuce to 105. I did have your experience the first time, but I learned that I did not allow it to dry enough before turning it over - and that it needs to dehydrate more than was listed in that first posting. Also that recipe made enough for 2 trays in the Nesco, and 11/2 in the excalibur.
No, it is not in Alissa's Book - here it is though for your viewing and make sure you find really sweet onyuns
2 1/2 lbs. sweet onions, peeled
1 c. ground sunflower seeds
1 c. ground golden flax seeds
1/2 c. olive oil
3 oz. Bragg's or Nama Shoyu (though many leave this out and sub with celtic salt)
Pulse chop onions in processor. Mix in bowl w/other ingredients. Smooth onto sheets about 1/4" thick. Dehydrate 5 hours. Turn over and dry anotehr 3-4 hours or until dry (to desired texture either soft for bread or crisp for crackers).
Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
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