f (ex_akoya) wrote in vegancooking,

flax, flax powder, flax meal, flax eggs.

i posted a question earlier today about flax powder vs flax meal. i made the "i can't believe they're not sinful brownies" from the sinfully vegan cookbook today, twice. the first time i made them with flax meal. then when i started researching about flax i realized that maybe there was a pronounced difference between the effects of flax meal vs flax powder. so i went and found the powder. i made the brownies again. and they turned out virtually the same.

so i guess the brownies were supposed to be the way they are. but it makes me worry about the other recipes in the cookbook! =/ somebody please tell me that there are other good recipes in sinfully vegan! not that the brownie recipe is horrible, it just didn't wow me.

another thing i'm curious about is flax eggs.
the sinfully vegan cookbook doesn't say to let the flax powder and water sit for any amount of time before adding it to the mixture, but maybe this would make a difference to let it thicken? i let it sit for 5 minutes maybe.

sinfully vegan says 2 tsp flax powder + 1/2 cup water. and i guess this = 2 eggs?
and then another cookbook i have (rebar modern food cookbook) says 1/4 cup flax seeds ground up + 3/4 cup and 2 tbsp of water.

so it just seems like the proportions are different. it makes me wonder what would happen if i used rebar's standard for flax eggs, in the sinfully vegan recipe for brownies. seems like there is way too much water in the sinfully vegan flax eggs.

oh vegan cooking, how you confuse me.
(this is my first attempt at a vegan dessert/treat, or really anything with the intention of being vegan and not just vegetarian.)
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