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Can I dissolve mint in water and drink it?

No, mint won't dissolve in water (leaves are mostly cellulose), but it does make excellent tea. Boiling water, steep 5-6 minutes. For best results, I recommending purchasing whole leaf mint intended ...
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Can I dissolve mint in water and drink it?

Mint leaves, and plant matter in general, won’t dissolve in water no matter how finely you grind them. They are largely made of substances which are simply not (very) soluble in water. At best you’ll ...
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Can I dissolve mint in water and drink it?

You have several options for mint-flavored water, and none of them includes dissolving dried mint leaves in it. As others said, leaves don't dissolve in water (plants would be in a lot of trouble if ...
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Do I need to remove clove stems before grinding?

One clove is "the berry part", as you describe it, and the "stem". Use the whole thing.
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How can I turn rolled oats into flour without a food processor?

You could use a mortar and pestle, if you have a good (and large) one - though it would take a lot of time and grinding to make it work, and probably small batches to fit your mortar and pestle size, ...
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How can I turn rolled oats into flour without a food processor?

We often use a coffee grinder to make almond flour for my son who is on a very restricted diet. We use a simple 19.99 blade grinder rather than a burr grinder. We've also used it to create powdered ...
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Homemade Corn Flour

If you could, what you get wouldn't be your standard corn meal. There are a few different varieties of corn, and what you get frozen would be 'sweet corn'. Corn meal and corn masa are made from ...
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Is there such a thing as a tabletop conche?

Stone based electrical wet grinders (not to confused with "wet/dry grinders", which are a type of blender), as are used in indian cuisine, have been used/modified by some chocolate enthusiasts as ...
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Which parts of star anise to use for grinding?

Finecooking suggests: If you need ground star anise, you can grind the whole stars (both seed and pod) in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Grinding seeds and pods separately and the ...
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Do I wash off the "silicone" before using my meat grinder

This breaks down to two separate questions. Should I clean silicone lubricant off my grinder before use? and Am I loosing meat around the auger because of improper lubrication? I should not say it is ...
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What causes static in a coffee grinder's receptacle?

I don't know anything about burr grinders, but with blade grinders you generally get tiny bits of coffee bean being spun quickly around the outer edge of a plastic enclosure. This is a recipe for ...
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Superfine Grinder for table salt

You should consider whether sourcing finely ground salt would be easier than sourcing a high-quality grinder. In the US, "popcorn salt" is available and is an extremely fine grind. A grinder ...
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Do you de-hull seeds when making pumpkin seed flour?

Whether or not "you" specifically choose to de-hull pumpkin seeds before grinding them to make flour, pumpkin seed shells are certainly edible, both raw and roasted. The first source you name ...
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Is there such a thing as a tabletop conche?

Yes, there are small scale conches available - e.g. this 8kg machine1. Whether this qualifies as "very small scale" is for you to decide. 1 No endorsement, just a random example.
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Why are chickpeas sprouted before grinding them into flour?

You don't need to sprout your chickpeas, but there are benefits when you do, as sprouting substantially increases nutritional value. By allowing the legume (or seed or grain) to germinate, the phytic ...
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When grinding flaxseeds in a coffee grinder, is it safe to add some water inside?

Coffee grinders are designed for dry grinding, not wet grinding. The mention of water in your quote is for a blender, not a grinder. There are also wet-dry grinders, but that's not one. So, I'm not ...
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Coarse Kosher Salt In Salt Mill

There's no chemical difference between the two, assuming they are both sea-salt originally. Kosher salt tends to be more in flakes composed of small crystals than coarse sea-salt, which is a more ...
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Can I dissolve mint in water and drink it?

In pure water, no plant matter will actually dissolve. You can get close by forming a suspension (this is how green tea made using matcha is made, as well as hot cocoa), but it will not actually ...
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What is the best way to turn the chunks of jaggery into fine powder?

I don't get to an Indian grocery very often, so I buy a huge block of rock-like jaggery to keep at home. Over time, I chisel off some more manageable pieces, and turn those pieces into powder as ...
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Why are chickpeas sprouted before grinding them into flour?

What a great idea! I bought my chickpea flour (called channa flour) from the Indian ( Punjabi) section in a grocery store which 'm pretty certain isn't sprouted. Any problem with gas will be reduced ...
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Superfine Grinder for table salt

You can use any electric coffee or spice grinder to get an arbitrarily fine salt grind. The longer you grind it the finer it will get, and since salt is not very tough to grind it doesn't take long at ...
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How do I make plain chocolate powder?

Chocolate isn't suitable for grinding. Get a fine enough grating tool and grate the chocolate by hand. The suitable tool is either a hand-rotated drum grater with a fine drum, or a flat Microplane-...
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When grinding flaxseeds in a coffee grinder, is it safe to add some water inside?

I can't speak for yours directly but coffee grinders are usually sealed. The dust generated by grinding is bad for motors, and they have to be washed without large amounts of water being held in the ...
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Can you use WD-40 to loosen the blades in a Mixer Grinder?

WD-40 contains naphtha, hydrodesulfurized heavy; 1,2,4-trimethyl benzene; 1,3,5-trimethyl benzene; mixed xylene isomers; and surfactant, which are not for food use. WD-40 can harm/dissolve certain ...
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Can I make buckwheat flour starting from toasted buckwheat?

The previous answer did not address the question of whether the toasted variety is the source of the flour. The answer is that both types are available but flour from toasted groats is more common. ...
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Do I need to remove clove stems before grinding?

Ground cloves is supposed to be just the dried bud and not the nail. A mortar and pestile won't work well for this. A spice grinder that is all metal is preferable to plastic because the clove oil ...
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How can I grind teff? (without a grain mill)

I accidentally bought teff instead of teff flour and used my Nutribullet to grind it up. Worked great! Quick, as well.
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How to take care of a wooden mortar and pestle?

Note that a wooden mortar is first and foremost a wooden utensil and the same care instructions as for other wooden equipment apply. So oiling it regularly with a food grade oil is a good idea. You ...
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800g of peanuts give 700g of peanut butter – why?

About 100 grams of peanut butter will fit into about 6 tablespoons, or slightly under 1/2 cup. If you tasted, and there was peanut butter left on the sides and floor of wet grinder, that could ...
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Can I dissolve mint in water and drink it?

You can grind dried mint in any blender or food processor. You don't need a particularily good blender, as long as the mint is dry enough you should end up with something similar to Matcha Tea, maybe ...
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