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#1 Old 04-29-2012, 08:04 AM
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Anybody have a method to quick soak nuts? They always tell you to soak overnight, so I do, and then I forget or get busy... Or... Anybody know how long nuts will stay ok to use after having sat in water in the fridge for a few days? ^.^ lol I'm a mess, I know...

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#2 Old 04-29-2012, 08:33 AM
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What is the reason to soak them ? What kind of nuts ?

Just sponge them and dry them out. They'll keep in the fridge in an airtight container.

I often freeze mine as I stock up when I'm in the UK and keep them for a few months.
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You freeze them after soaking? I would think the ice crystals would kinda destroy the nut but if I could freeze them that would be awesome. The reason for soaking is because I am using them to make nut cheeses. After soaking they get blended up in the food processor with spices and make a paste, then you bake the paste into a form and you can use it on salads and sandwiches and stuff. I have used several different kinds of nuts this way but today I specifically forgot about some almonds I had soaking... Oh and yes, I always keep my raw nuts in the freezer. ^.^ Thanks!

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I've never made nut cheese before. What does it taste like ? Anyway, I see no reason why you couldn't freeze them.

I freeze flour and nuts (unsoaked) because it gets very hot overhere during summertime.
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Here is a link to a nut cheese I tried recently and liked a lot. It tastes creamy and a bit lemony with a pepper bite. It takes time, but it's worth it if you just want a semi-soft cheese-type thing. I like nut cheese because it's more simple to make than block uncheeses and generally more tasty (and less expensive) than store bought. I used it mostly in salad but it would be good on crackers or a sandwich too...

http://www.mightyvegan.com/2012/03/2...n-goat-cheese/

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I've simmered cashews for about 10 minutes, then drained when i've forgotten to soak overnights.
I don't know what happens if they sit in water too long-If they taste okay I would use them--but that's me, I dont know if there's a reason not to!

I love making "cheese' stuff with nuts! Lots of garlic in mine! Not too much nutritional yeast...

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Yes! I wondered about simmering them instead of soaking (like you would do with beans, right?) Thanks for the confirmation! ^.^

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Here is a link to a nut cheese I tried recently and liked a lot. It tastes creamy and a bit lemony with a pepper bite. It takes time, but it's worth it if you just want a semi-soft cheese-type thing. I like nut cheese because it's more simple to make than block uncheeses and generally more tasty (and less expensive) than store bought. I used it mostly in salad but it would be good on crackers or a sandwich too...

http://www.mightyvegan.com/2012/03/2...n-goat-cheese/

That is worth the try for something a bit different. I'll give it a try when I get back from my holiday.

Does it taste like paté or cheese ?

I really miss Cheddar cheese espcially for cooking.
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It's very close to real cheese. The texture would certainly fool a cheese eater. The flavor... well, I am going to play with it, but I think the lemon and tahini are a bit too pronounced. I used to be the biggest cheese fan and I miss the flavor of cheddar too (though not the feelings it gave me to eat it)!

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Talking of soaking one nuts ..

I think it's time for my bath now.
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was waiting for that... ^.^

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that cheese looks amazing! I miss chevre. I will have to give it a go.

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