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Old 04-12-2006, 11:30 AM   #1
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Substuting Butter, Shortening, Margaine etc.

Well, for Easter, i'm going to have some family over, and one of the girl's is a very healthy eater. So i'll make her a seperate dessert dish, now I just bought some ground flax seed meal, and it says you can substitute butter etc, for flaxseed in cooking, for a ratio of 3-1. 1/2 butter = 1 1/2 flaxseed.

Have any of you tried this? I dont want to waste it, if it won't turn out good, i'll still add the sugar etc, just not the butter for her. Your thoughts?

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Old 04-12-2006, 01:52 PM   #2
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What type of dessert product are you thinking about making with flax seed meal? Baked goods are supposed to be a bit tricky. I have cooked with the meal, but not so much with baked goods. I was more prone to add it to granola.

How much butter is in the dessert? Actually, I am more familiar with substituting apple sauce for butter in some desserts. I think it is a bit risky trying to bake with flax seed if you are not familiar with its cooking properties.
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Old 04-12-2006, 03:26 PM   #3
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I agree with you Bethzaring, I use applesauce or banana to sub for butter in baked goods. I also use cream cheese if the fat isn't a large issue. It gives a very creamy taste and texture to most foods and is less fat than any of the mentioned fats.
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