Well, that was quite an adventure! I tried to write this blog last night, but I got wrapped around the axle on how to post the photos. Now that is fixed, let’s sprout some flax seed!
Wow! That is one big bowl of seed! Let’s look at that from another angle.
Take a good look at how little seed there is in this bowl. It is about 1/3 full.
Now, we add the water. Lamentably, I did not take a picture of this part, but you fill the bowl to the top with water. All the way up.
Now we wait.
After about 24 hours, your seed will look like this:
Six cups or so of flax seed sucked up about a gallon of water, maybe more. I never really measure. Now it is time to spread the mix to be dehydrated.
The first step is to lay out a Teflon sheet. Parchment or wax paper also works. Spray it with an olive oil based no-stick spray. I get mine from Trader Joes.
Now take a large spoon and scoop three to four scoops into the center of the sheet:
Start to spread this mix around until it is close to all the edges. This takes a bit of practice:
Now we load it all into the dehydrator.
Turn the temperature to 145 for 3 hours, then turn it to 115 until the seeds are dry. After the three hours is up, remove them from the dehydrator sheet.
Next week: what do you do with sheets of dehydrated flax seed???
And so it goes.