Flax, Hemp & Sesame Seeded Rye Rolls (Huo Ma Ren, Ya Ma Ren, Hei Zhi Ma)


Flax Seeds ‘Ya Ma Ren’

Seeds, nuts, and/or dried fruits of your choice such as:

  • Flaxseeds (~1/2 cup) Ya Ma Ren (Drain Downward)
  • Hemp Seeds ( ~3/4 cup)Huo Ma Ren (Drain Downward)
  • Black sesame seeds (~1/2 cup) Hei Zhi Ma (Tonify Yin)
  • Chopped walnuts (~3/4 cup) Hu Tao Ren
    (Tonify Yang)
  • Sunflower seeds (~1/2 cup)

Rolled Oats (~1 cup)

1 liter lukewarm or cold tap water (~4.25 cups)

1 pea-sized amount of yeast (maybe ¼ tsp?)

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp olive oil

Flour Mixture of Your Choice (rye and whole wheat work well, in no particular proportions)

1) Mix together the water, yeast, salt and oil in a big bowl.
2) Add any additional ingredients you want (seeds, oats, dried fruits, etc).
3) Add flour. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the flour until the mixture is the texture of really thick oatmeal, it should not be watery or runny at all.
4) Place in fridge for at least 8 hours (overnight works well).
5) Turn on the oven to 490F.
6) Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spoon out the dough into bolle (dip the spoon into cold water between each bolle and you won’t have to use your hands). Laura usually spoons out the dough into boller that are 1- inch high and 3-4 inches in diameter.
7) Cook the rolls for 20-25 minutes. Knock on the bottom of a roll with a wooden spoon.  When you hear a hollow sound, they are done!
8) Let the rolls cool for 20 minutes and enjoy.

Makes approximately 2 dozen.
This danish recipe comes from Laura. The measurements are not precise, just go with what you feel and your Seed-Filled Rye Rolls will turn out great!  Laura traditionally uses a mix of pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, sesame seeds, and oats.  She recommends adding raisins for a sweeter treat.

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  1. This seems like a good recipe for people who don’t really like to bake but do like to cook and do like to eat crunchy baked things! Jodi

    Comment by Jodi Host — July 12, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

  2. This looks interesting. I think it would be a good alternative for trail mix or a snack bar.

    Comment by Lisa Polson — August 22, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

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