How to Make a Flax Egg

Not being able to eat eggs can be a real bummer - for me, sometimes I can eat an egg and be absolutely fine, but sometimes I'll react badly and flare.  Luckily, there has long been a very good, natural (and vegan) egg substitute which works really well.  Granted it won't give you the fluffy whipped soft peaks that a happy hen's daily lay would, you can't make a mousse with it and I wouldn't bother trying to scramble it... but when it comes to baking a cake, making pancakes, brownies, biscuits, cookies and crackers, it's a pretty failsafe stand in.

Ingredients
Makes 1 egg

1tbsp flax/linseeds
2tbsp water

Method
-Blend/grind the flaxseeds to a rough powder.  
-Place in a bowl, add the water and stir to combine. 
-Leave for 2 minutes before using.

NB: It is better to buy whole flax/linseeds and grind them yourself; the pre-ground ones can go rancid quickly if not stored properly.


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