Recipe questions

When a recipe calls for 1 cup flax seed (golden or brown) ground. Does that mean you measure out 1 cup whole and grind it or grind them until you get one cup?

Also, I discovered that seeds swell when soaked so I’m sure if they mean soak 1 cup of flax seed and.. use it all, or soak 1/2 cup that will yeild 1 cup. I found myself with extra soaked flax seeds and I’m not sure if I’m suppose to use them all. Thanks


  • Good questions!

    For flax, I grind them until I reach 1 cup. So I don’t measure at all at first – I grind, then measure out a cup.

    For seeds, I measure, then soak. So if it calls for one cup almonds, soaked, I measure out one cup and soak them, then use them even if it ends up being a larger quantity.

    I don’t know if this is correct though!

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