I am considering trying to make my own bean flour from black/pinto/red beans, for use in pasta. I cannot find any references to soaking first, all recipes just says to grind them into flour. Except for one I found using chickpeas.
Is soaking not necessary, or is it maybe just taken for granted?

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    if they were wet, you'd end up with a paste. You want dry things to turn into flour
    – Joe
    Aug 9, 2017 at 11:44
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    Yes, naturally it would have to be dried afterwards. Beans could be dried whole, or made into a paste and then ground.
    – Keller
    Aug 10, 2017 at 5:11

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the answer is yes according to this article cat

  • Thanks. It does however also say that if you only use it occasionally, you can use raw chickpeas, though it is not as nutritional as soaked or sprouted.
    – Keller
    Apr 3, 2018 at 18:24

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