Friday, June 8, 2012
Josiah, Eggs, Flax Eggs and Chickens
He can love on the chickens, just not eat their eggs. I don't know how he catches them because I have tried and they just run away. Today he was sitting outside holding this one, petting it and talking to it.
When we cook food that calls for an egg, we will make flax eggs. They are so easy and fast. The eggs we get from the chickens get eaten by my husband and boys who are not allergic. We try to always cook with flax eggs though, so that Josiah can have some too.
1 Flax Egg: 1 Tablespoon ground flax
3 Tablespoons water
Mix them together and let them sit for a few minutes to turn into a gel while you prepare the rest of whatever you are making.
We have used them in cakes, cookies, quick breads and more. It is handy to ground a bunch of flax seed in a coffee grinder or blender, then freeze it for later use. The reason you keep it in the freezer is to keep the oils in the flax from going rancid. It happens kinda quick in flax seed, so it's best to buy it whole instead of ground.