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chickpea cake

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by sarahm85, 9 November 2009 Social URL.

  1. sarahm85

    sarahm85 Silver Member

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    I bought some chickpeas the other day for the cake recipes but I got dried ones instead of tinned! Is it possible to prepare the chickpeas and drain them off first for cakes?
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    I think you'll have to soak them overnight hun, they normally suggest 8 hours but check the labelling xx
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    Best way is to leave them to soak in cold water overnight. Then drain away the soaking water, cover with fresh cold water and simmer until cooked. Difficult to say how long they will take to cook, but you will know when they are ready. Last time I cooked some they took about two hours to be soft - prod them from time to time. But do check out the package and see if there are instructions on it.

    Takes time, but isn't difficult, and personally I like freshly cooked chickpeas much better than tinned ones (although I do use tinned ones because they are so convenient). The texture is, for me, much nicer.

    If you are using them in a recipe, weigh them when they are cooked - they absorb a lot of water in the soaking/cooking process.
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