Monday, June 17, 2013
Eggless Experiment #4 - Flax Seed
To replace one egg you use 1 tablespoon ground flax seed and 3 tablespoons warm water. I let my tap run and get as warm as possible. I whisked it together and then let the mixture set for a couple minutes. It turned porridge-like. I followed the same chocolate chip cookie recipe found here.
The dough had the normal consistency, taste and color. The cookies baked up well but shortly after coming out of the oven, they became very flat. The taste of the cookies both warm and cold was good but there was a slightly "healthy" flavor as if you used oatmeal or whole wheat flour. None of us could exactly explain it but we all noticed it.
I would put flax seed in a tie with hemp seeds for 2nd place. Arrowroot powder remains the clear winner and chia seeds are by far the worst choice. Next week we have our final option which is Ener-G Egg Replacer.