You can't always find shelled sunflower seeds, though, and a few weeks ago Whim brought home two bags of seeds, still in the shells. This morning, I wanted to make chocolate chip dip, so I tried shelling them myself in the food grinder. I've decided that this is one thing that is NOT worth doing myself. I don't know how much I'd save by my shelling my own seeds every time, but however much it is is not worth it.
After over an hour of grinding, picking through the shells for usable seeds, and regrinding the shells that were still whole, I had a measly palmful of seeds at the bottom of the dish. A whole bag yielded less than a quarter cup of seeds! I gave up and decided to make sunflower/sesame butter instead. I hope it works just as well.
|Have to make it thick or the dip is too runny!|