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soak and dehydrate or grind straight out of the bag? Does it matter? And how long does it keep?
02-17-2006, 03:48 PM
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02-17-2006, 04:39 PM
I would think that you wouldn't want to soak them first bc you wouldn't want to lose the oil content of the nut.
02-17-2006, 06:15 PM
Just today, I made some almond butter. It is good! I soaked the nuts (about 1-1 1/4 cups) 24 hours, peeled, and put in dehydrator for however long it took to dry. Actually I didn't get back to it for a while (several days, and no, the dehydrator was not on that long!). Anyway, I then put them through the coffee grinder, about 1/3 cup at a time, till really ground up, you could hear the grinder struggling, dumped each batch in a larger bowl, added some salt, and cocoanut oil until it was the consistancy I wanted (probably used 2-3 tablespoons). It made about 1 cup and is very tasty. No, I do not really taste the cocoanut.
So yes, the almonds can be soaked. I'm anxious to try the walnut butter that was posted a while back and I always rinse and soak my walnuts, then dehydrate before using (this takes the bitter taste away for me).
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