Many people utilize soy and rice milk in the place of dairy milk. Substitutions are made for non-dairy butter and non-dairy cheese in many recipes. The taste and texture are very similar to the dairy products.
A number of baking and other cooking recipes call for eggs as a binder. Flax seeds can serve as an awesome substitute for hen eggs. Flax seeds are chock full of various health benefits and are compatible with gluten-free diets as well.
Purchase whole flax seeds and grind the seeds at home utilizing a coffee grinder, spice grinder or even a blender into a fine powder. After grinding, flax seeds should be used immediately or stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
The recipe for one egg substitute calls for one-tablespoon ground flax seed powder combined with three tablespoons of water. Stir briskly until well combined with a fork. Refrigerate the mixture for one hour to allow the egg to set.
During the refrigeration process the flax seed egg will thicken to the consistency of egg whites. The flax seed egg is will now work as a perfect egg substitute for baking and other recipes. The flax seed egg has a nutty flavor. In some recipes the flavor will not be noticed; however, in most cake or cookie recipes it will add a desirable nutty surprise.
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