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Old 04-17-2010, 04:30 PM   #338
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I soaked my flax seeds overnight as suggested in another thread. Let me tell you, it made a big difference! It was sooooo easy to strain and the same recipe that I've been using, yielded twice as much gel with this technique. Definitely going to do this from now on.
Okay, so after going back and doing more reading, I see sometimes it does take a few times to get it right.

I'm also seeing maybe the soaking overnight method straining in the morning is right up my alley.
Don't let yourself get too frustrated. It sounds like you're just boiling it too long. Bring it to a boil and as soon as a little white foam forms on the top it's probably time to strain. It will thicken as it cools.

I have dip my wooden spoon in it and when I pull it out and a thin "string" of gel drips off -- it's ready!
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