Cinnamon Ginger Rhubarb Cooler;
a refreshing sweet & sour, cool & spicy beverage.
The Method :
(Note You are making a drink concentrate.)
(Do not use an aluminum pot)
Note: You can also perk up the color by adding red berries to the pot at this step.
Lentil Crisps ....the process: you just cook them like normal & add seasonings & finely chopped onion or carrot etc... but with much less water than for a soup, just enough to cover, adding a little if it gets too dry.
Taste it & add flavors you like.
Wen they are fully cooked & getting thick let them cool & then run through the food processor to grind up the skins (not needed if you use the skinless lentils), then back to the pot on low, stirring often until you have a very thick paste.
Heat oven to 350F, make 1 test ball & flatten on parchment, bake until browned & dry in center. If it cracks that means its too wet & you need to cook it in pot a little longer, stirring often. Once you get a good test ball that makes a dry crisp with no cracking, you can remove the pot from heat & let the paste cool. Then roll & flatten a whole batch & bake.
Cool completely on a rack & store in an airtight container. They should not sit out for more than a day because they will ferment (unless you like that sort of thing), after first day store in frig with some uncooked rice tied in cheesecloth or with a food safe "do not eat packet" to keep them crisp. If they lose their crunch you can warm them in oven to crisp up again.
I am Dianne of Sister Earth Creations, I do a lot of cooking from scratch & here by popular demand I will share with you some of my favorite recipes & cooking methods.
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