Question? Soaked buckwheat is the 4 c after the buckwheat is soaked or before. I measured 4 c dried and holy cow I have ALOT of buckwheat!!! Like double the amount I KNOW you told me something about soaked before & after. So much information you were handing me. Roger was right I should have tapped all of our conversations!!
Oh no!!!!! That's happened to me earlier on too... before I learned how to determine whether the measurements were before or after soaking.
Sorry girl! I should have been clearer in my directions.
Well, in a pinch, you could just pop the extra buckwheat on a couple of trays and let them dehydrate. The result is called 'buckwheaties'. You can then add them to cereals, granola bars, chocolate... Yummy stuff!
Thank you for your help!! I did set aside the remaining buckwheat. I noticed you had a recipe for buckwheat cookies, I thought I would take that challenge. I still have more buckwheat left over. I will take your tip on putting it in cereal. Didn't we put the leftover buckwheat in the D and let it dry out???
The recipe calls for 2 2/3 c sunflower does this expand also? Do I assume all things being soaked in a recipe are after the soaking? For example the sunflower should only be 1 1/3c? If that is the case I screwed up on the sunflower!!!
Now on to the next project
Jozie get a tape recorder or video cam there is soooo much to learn!! Of course you have been at this awhile. I am such a newbie
Hugs all over... we need hugs when things are going sort of out of sort..
Sorry that you're having a little trouble, Linda. It's all part of the learning curve! Been there meself!
I know that whole thing about whether amounts are before or after soaking can be very confusing at first but once you become familiar with it, it won't be an issue.
Here's a good rule of thumb...
When reading a recipe, pay close attention to how it's phrased. For instance, 1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked means to measure 1 cup dried sunflower seeds and then soak them whereas 1 cup soaked sunflower seeds refers to the wet/soaked amount. Can you connect with the difference?
Another example would be 1/2 cup flax seeds, ground vs 1/2 cup ground flax seeds. In the first case, the flax seeds are measured before being ground up whereas in the second case they are measured once they're ground.
So to answer your question, the 2 2/3 cups sunflower seeds in this recipe are measured dried then soaked so you did fine.
Hope this helps!
Oh and yes, dehydrate fully the left over buckwheat.
Great!!! We are making your Buckwheat apple Cinnamon cookies. Did you put them on the mesh? Roger was having a problem it seemed the dough wanted to go through the mess. Any suggestions?
I still have way too much buckwheat. I think I will be having 2 D days.. I seen your post on Raw Buckwheat Granola.
This is so fun GOD is so good to me!! He blessed us with your wisdom & friendship!! I just love you girl!!