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How to Make Flax Egg and What it is Used for?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
How to Make Flax Egg and What it is Used for?

What is a flax egg? This egg is intended for people who are vegan, for those who do not like eggs and for those who love sweets but are allergic to eggs.

With flax egg, you can replace ordinary eggs in a recipe for a cake, in which they should be present.

- Flax egg is made from a mixture of flaxseed flour and water. Flaxseed absorbs water and you get something that looks a lot like an egg white. These eggs are a good choice for vegans who do not want to use animal products in their recipes.

How is flax egg used?

- If you want to use this type of egg, all you have to do is replace a large chicken egg with a flax egg.

How to make flax egg

Flax Egg

To make this egg, the first thing you will need, of course, is flaxseed flour. You can get ready-made flaxseed or buy flaxseed and grind it at home. When bought, flaxseed flour can be mixed very quickly, so it is best to use seeds that you can keep in the refrigerator and grind just before you make your egg. If you still want to buy flaxseed flour, you need to keep it in the freezer, so that it can last longer. One full tablespoon of flaxseed will become 2 tbsp. of flaxseed flour.

What affect do flax eggs have?

As we know, chicken eggs have a number of benefits for 1 recipe - they act as an emulsifier and a binder. And they naturally add moisture to the pastries.

The gelatin in flax eggs helps to emulsify the binding action of eggs. They also provide moisture, so your pastries will not crumble and will remain tender. The outer coating of flax seeds contains resin, which becomes very thick - almost like jelly, after grinding and mixing with water.

When can flax eggs be used?

You can use this type of vegan egg when baking cookies, muffins, bread, pancakes and more. Flax eggs can be used in many different recipes.

Tips for using flax eggs

How to Make Flax Egg
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1. When making flax eggs, you should use room temperature water and store the eggs at room temperature instead of in the refrigerator;

2. Making a flax egg takes about 10 minutes, so before you start making a recipe with it, you need to make it first.

Flax Egg Recipe

You need 3 tbsp. of water and 1 tbsp. of flaxseed;

You can use a blender, coffee grinder or spice grinder to grind the seeds. Then take 1 tbsp. and put it in a small cup or bowl. Then add the water, which should be hot. Beat well with a fork. Hot water will speed up the gelling process.

You can also use cold water, but it will take longer. The mixture is left aside, until it thickens. This usually takes about 10-15 minutes. Then you can use the mixture instead of eggs.

A flax egg can be used in the following recipes for:

- vegan pancakes;

- vegan sweets;

- vegan bread.

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