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01-22-2006, 11:00 AM
In Alissa's book....it says a cup of soaked almonds, ground fine THe question I have is...how long do you soak them and once they are soaked and how do you grind them once they are soft??
Also, for soaked dates or sun dried tomatoes...how long do you soak them for? If you don't use them all...do you keep them in the water in the frig?
I'm sorry to ask so many questions..
01-22-2006, 11:33 AM
Nuts should be soaked overnight on the counter and then water cleared off after soaking. It takes 1 day for them to sprout. If you're not using them right away, just pour fresh water over them and they will keep in the fridge for a week. But remember to rinse them every few days to keep the sprouted nuts fresh. Dates and sundried tomatoes only take a few hours on the counter and then can be refrigerated - not sure if they need continual rinsing or not - as I use them up right away. Hope that helps!
01-22-2006, 06:10 PM
The recipe in Alissa's book says "soaked almonds, ground fine" I didn't think that meant sprouted?
01-22-2006, 07:05 PM
If a recipe calls for soaked almonds, I generally do overnight which usually amounts to about 8-10 hours. What is the name of the recipe are you referring to...what are you making?
The dates and/or sundried tomatoes only need to be soaked until they are soft...that is really the point of soaking them, to soften them so they can be easily blended and the end result creamier.
Don't soak ALL of your dates or tomatoes at once...only what is called for in the recipe and that way, it all gets used up. If you're making half or a quarter of the recipe, still only soak what you need (half of what is called for).
01-22-2006, 11:52 PM
Rawkinlocs...Alissa's recipe for the pizza bread. So when it calls for soaked almonds, ground fine...do you soak them first before grinding them? If so, are they hard to grind since they are wet?
01-23-2006, 12:20 AM
For this recipe, your objective isn't to grind into a fine flour or almond meal as it would be in other recipes...but just put into the food processor and grind them up as much as you can without them turning to mush. Just make sure you drain them and they'll do fine. Once you grind them and add all the other ingredients and process it all together, it'll be fine!
01-23-2006, 09:29 AM
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