Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Flax Seed Baking Contest

Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, from the blog Veggie Queen Adventures, is holding a contest for the best flax seed baking recipe. The winner will receive a one year supply of flax seed from FlaxUSA.

Here are some tips from Jill:

"Never tried baking with flax? Well it's time you did! Flax is a great substitute for eggs and butter, not to mention the most potent plant based source of heart-healthy Omega 3s. Click here to learn more on how to bake with flax.

If you don't want to click above, let me give you a brief heads up on baking with flax from my experience:

  • 5 tablespoons of already ground flax, or grind 3 tablespoons in a blender or spice grinder, mixed with 1/2 cup water substitutes for 2 eggs in baking. It works best as a binder, and not as well as a leavener. So no Angel Food Flax cakes -- yet.
  • Do not mix the flax long before mixing with other ingredients or you could end up with a very stiff, yet sticky mess.
  • Use golden, not brown, flax in lighter colored baked goods. Flax works well in cookies, cakes, muffins, quick breads, yeast breads, and more.
Let's see what you come up with."

click here for more details on the contest

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