Saturday, June 9, 2007

"Just the Flax, Ma'am"

I just learned something new!! I grabbed the box of milled flaxseed, that I keep in the freezer, so I could throw some in the bread I was making (Alicia bread!) and make it slightly more healthy. Then, I noticed this on the side of the box:
Milled Flax Seed may be used as a fat substitue in most recipes. Generally, 3 Tbs. Milled Flax Seed can replace 1 Tbsp fat or oil. Likewise, 1 Tbsp Milled Flax Seed plus 3 Tbsp of water can replace 1 egg. Don't give up if your results aren't perfect the first time.

I did not know that!! So, of course I tried it, leaving out the 1 Tbsp of oil the recipe calls for and throwing in the 3 Tbs Milled Flax Seed. I haven't cooked or eaten it yet, but the texture seems okay. We'll see! I need a way to boost my Omega 3, and I may have just found a good way to do that!

1 comment:

Pegi said...

I didn't know that either, Amy.
Thanks for the info.