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I finally managed to make my own flour that I think will work a treat. I used ground beans and prepared it in three different forms for comparison. Pretty ...

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 5, 2021 at 22:00
Definitely going to try pigeon pea flour as well.
"Some studies describe the bioactive role of protein fractions, especially as an antihyperglycemic factor. Seeds are the edible and non-perishable part of this crop with the feasibility of addition in food products. Functional properties of the pigeon pea flour make it a suitable ingredient for food products like bread, pasta, and nutritional bars which can make it a gluten-free substitute for cereals."
Rabia Syed and Ying Wu. A review article on health benefits of Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp). International Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 2018; 2:15. DOI: 10.28933/ijfnr-2018-09-0301
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 12, 2021 at 23:18
Good point.
Comment by Sophie on May 12, 2021 at 9:59
Don't forget arrowroot!
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 11, 2021 at 21:26
I've been tempted to do a trial with roasting them. The pancakes actually rose pretty well with a bit of baking powder which is what has tempted me to have a crack at the focaccia.
Comment by Christa on May 11, 2021 at 19:18
Sounds great Andrew, definitely a way to use beans as an alternative flour.
We went through the flour making ways when Y2K was around, remember the end of the earth was upon us. I grew job's tears plants (Coix lacryma-jobi). It was a grass like plant that took about 4 months to harvest time. Unfortunately I had no where near enough growing, and my results - totalled a cup of flour. I still have my big flour hand grinder. It would have worked if I had the space, as the seeds grew easily.
Tip from another site - Combine wheat and bean flours to make baked goods that need to rise. Use bean flour to thicken gravies or soups. Use a hand-cranked or automatic flour mill to grind your beans if you have one. Crack larger beans in your blender first to make the process less challenging. Roast your beans for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for a nuttier flavor and to make grinding less challenging. In place of a blender, you can also grind beans in a nut grinder.
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 11, 2021 at 17:46
I did pancakes first to see what would happen. Worked a treat. Next, I'll do focaccia.
Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 11, 2021 at 11:32
I guess it would be about the same as using Chick Pea flour, if it were me, I would begin with making something like Dips or Flatbreads and it would be a great thickener for stews etc. where you may like to use as an alternative. You just had my little brain ticking over.
Comment by Dave Riley on May 10, 2021 at 11:54
I've never used bean flour so I'm keen to see what you cook with it.
Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 8, 2021 at 18:18
Hope this has all turned out well for you.
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 7, 2021 at 18:07
Thanks Barb. Me too!

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