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« on: December 02, 2009, 09:42:08 am »
Has anyone made any bread with lupins please?
I have a batch rising at the moment using some of the lupins Meganjane gave us at our get together. I was wondering if anyone can give me any hints re lupins.
So far the dough looks fine.
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 09:49:33 am »
oooh interesting Cookie1 I saw them sitting in the bag yesterday and thought to myself I must get on to trying those!! How ling did it take to mill them?
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 09:58:10 am »
I gave them a minute, but I think in hindsight it should have been more. I checked and it seemed fine, but once the dough was made I can see tiny pieces of lupin. It is the most lovely yellow colour and looks as though it could be a bit heavy. Will see how we go.
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 01:47:46 pm »
I milled mine for two minutes yesterday and still had some gritty bits in it... but then again we think my TMX may be sick  :o :o :o The hamburger rolls were really nice if you ignored the little gritty bits (they really weren't that bad  ;))  and the yellow colour is lovely.
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 01:49:25 pm »
Jeepers! Get well soon TMX!
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 06:23:04 pm »
I'm guessing you are writing about "sweet" lupins instead of their Roman cousins, the infamous lupini bean (L. albus) that was an ongoing joke on new brides, probably for centuries...

The bitter lupins can be eaten but the preparation is very lengthy and labor intensive, requiring soaking and washing the beans over and over for several days. 
Unless a cook learns the specific technique, the beans are totally inedible because of the bitterness, not to mention somewhat toxic.
I write from experience - many years ago I bought some dry lupini beans in an Italian market with no idea of how to cook them - produced a pot of bitter beans that had to be tossed.  Arrrrrrrrgh!

Sweet lupins are just beginning to show up here in the U.S. and are scarce (and expensive) and the few specialty growers are only test marketing in small amounts - mostly at farmers markets.  They are promoting their "healthy" components.
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 06:45:32 pm »
I washed and soaked mine a couple times and had to throw them away. Still bitter. I had some sweet Lupin Coffee from Germany, too. I didn't like it. There is some lupin cheese, like tofu available. How would you use it in bread?
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 01:27:37 am »
I milled mine for two minutes yesterday and still had some gritty bits in it... but then again we think my TMX may be sick  :o :o :o The hamburger rolls were really nice if you ignored the little gritty bits (they really weren't that bad  ;))  and the yellow colour is lovely.

Might need to make some sorbets??
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 02:25:07 am »
No that gets done often enough - probably a couple of times a week, let alone demo's ...unfortunately one of the teens dropped it helping me pack for a demo!!!  :o :o :o :o :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2009, 03:29:51 am »
When you are doing your next cooking class (B2B style) just change it for someone else's who doesn't read the forum  ;D ;D ;D  :o :o :o  did I say that  ??? ??? ???
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 08:38:10 am »
Hmmm I will remember not to do a B2B with you Faffa lol
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 01:20:42 pm »
ROFL we all have to mark our machines with an identifying mark  :-\ checked by our GL  ;)
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Re: Lupins
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2009, 08:58:53 am »
Meanies :P
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