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February 27 , 2004 -

 



recipe for flax crackers

  • I put up that link over a year ago
  • Itís a nice picture.
  • The only thing I make in my excaliber dehydrator are flax seed crackers
  • Right now I am making a full batch. All nine sheets, over 2 quarts of mix
  • Itís a lot different than the picture on the web page
  • The one on the web page looks like brown and golden flax seeds with pine nuts
  • The one I am making now is golden flax seeds, hulled white sesame seeds and pine nuts.
  • This time I added honey and ground ginger.
  • It really smells good.
  • Which really worries me since cooked food smells good as the life leaves it.
  • Thatís why I am sure to keep the temperature at 85 degrees.
  • I figure anything below body temperature has to be ok.
  • I have the next batch sprouting.
  • Its dark brown flax seeds.
  • Added to that are ground allspice, nutmeg, and cloves
  • Basically the kitchen sink, oh yeah, and a few sticks of cinnamon which I will take out later.
  • I have figured out a few tricks.
  • You have to sprout it long enough to make it edible, which takes over two days.
  • But you can't sprout it long enough that it ferments.
  • To do that, I put it into the refrigerator every once in a while.
  • If you use too much water, the crackers become too thin to remove in one piece.
  • the water i use is mountain valley glass bottled water that i alkalize.
  • the water is especially important in these recipes since all the water added to the flax are absorbed.
  • no rinse. no drain.
  • ok, one more thing.
  • after i first add most of the water and stir the flax seeds.
  • i wait till it settles and then use a strainer to scoop out the layer of seeds that stubbornly float on top.
  • i don't know if thats best, its just that i used to have problems with flax seed crackers
  • (digesting ones)
  • but after i soaked them longer and removed the top layers,
  • they seem to be much more loving and friendly.
  • To this next batch of spiced flax seeds, I will add dried blueberries also, etc
  • But I should just concentrate on the one I am dehydrating now.
  • It's really good and smells the best. (really)
  • I am going to bring them to my local health food store for them to taste.
  • Thatís what I did last night when I went there to buy pignolia nuts and flax seeds and sesame seed and honey.
  • I only brought one cookie and he shared it with a customer
  • They both said they liked it, which I believed and was happy about
  • Then he asked if I was selling them, I smiled and said,
  • ďyou wishĒ
  • I don't know what they are like because I haven't eaten any.
  • I can't wait to eat this next batch.
  • This is so much better than making lists of restaurants I want to die in.
  • Today is nine days on just water. Lets see how long this fast lasts.
  • I am making a slew of assorted flax seed crackers that will fill an oil barrel
  • Flax seed crackers are the only ones I make because they come with glue
  • Then you try to add as much other stuff in it that the glue can hold.
  • You should see and smell and taste these golden flax seed cracker I am making now
  • They do look like bird food a little
  • I don't know whether to get a bird or learn to fly.
 

 

 

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