Originally Posted by KAYLINDA
...I've never crushed them...are you suppose to?...
No, I don't think so. For most uses, they would either "pop" or soften in the provided liquid. However, the first time my honey had my homemade soup, he asked (ever so sweetly
) "What are these in my soup?" So I crush them so they don't look so odd and they also aren't so crunchy in the final product.