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Glad I have this book,
This review is from: Cooking with Coconut Flour: A Delicious Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Alternative to Wheat (Paperback)
IF you don't have a problem with eggs, this is a great recipe book. I've made several of the muffin recipes and and a few of the loaves as well. I reall like the taste and texture and have recommended the book to several people. Whether the results are high or low carb depends on which recipe you choose, and you do have a choice for many of them of using the stevia-only versions. You don't have to use a recipe with cornmeal or cornstarch; they're in those particular recipes for a reason, but not in all of them. You can choose coconut milk, or any other non-dairy milk. I don't get why some reviewers make things so difficult for themselves. Can they use every recipe in every other cook book they buy? I'm not interested in every recipe in the book, but there are many more I have yet to try, and will. Of those I have made, the ingredients, except for the coconut flour itself, are all readily available.
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Initial post: Apr 30, 2010 3:19:29 PM PDT
S. Trevino says:
You stated "if you don't have a problem withe eggs?" Well I am allergic to eggs - are you trying to say that coconut flour does not work well with egg replacer?
Posted on Sep 21, 2010 3:27:28 AM PDT
s. calhoun-scullion says:
Thanks for pointing out that the cookbook uses eggs in some of its recipes, as I am very allergic to them. Shame, as it sounds like a good cookbook. Cheers. Shelley C
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2010 8:00:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 23, 2010 8:01:09 PM PDT
S. Trevino, I understand the original comment to mean that this cookbook calls for eggs in its recipes, not that the commenter herself has tried the recipes with egg replacers. (I'm assuming she's not allergic to eggs, and has therefore used the recipes as stated).
I also thank you, Brenda, for pointing out that this cookbook uses eggs.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2011 10:54:09 AM PDT
Jan Swiderek says:
For the egg, just substitue 1 tablespoon of flaxmeal mixed with 3 tablespoons of water.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 12:45:02 PM PST
A. Montoya says:
Excellent Jan! So helpful...problem solver!
Posted on Sep 2, 2013 11:55:51 AM PDT
Sue in San Diego says:
Quote from another coconut flour review: in the manufacturer's product description it states: "When using 100% Coconut Flour, it is necessary to add eggs at a ratio of 4 eggs to 1 cup flour". It seems that the coconut flour absorbs too much liquid when used without any other flours.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 10:54:25 PM PST
Busy Mama says:
"Flax eggs" (or "chia eggs") work fine when replacing one or two eggs, but I've found that if the recipe calls for any more than 2 eggs, the texture does not turn out right when you try to replace them. If the recipes in this book are anything like the coconut flour recipes I've found online, many of them probably call for far more than 2 eggs. We had to eliminate eggs for a few months in our house, so I dealt with this issue quite a bit. We are also gluten-free, oat-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and millet-free AND I seem to be very intolerant of nuts ... so many Paleo recipes don't work for me, due to the almond flour.
Btw, almond flour can be problematic for many people. It can cause an uncomfortable and toxic condition where the illeocecal valve gets stuck open or closed. Look it up online to learn more. Every time I overdo it and eat too many nuts (even though I go to the trouble of soaking/dehydrating all of them), I end up with this condition. A holistic practitioner can help rectify the problem, but it requires a two-week elimination of foods that can irritate that valve, namely nuts, seeds, chips, spicy foods, popcorn (those kernels act like switch blades in your intestines!), and things like that. Most people who suffer from this have never even heard of it. I'm mentioning this because I suspect that some people who would be searching for a coconut flour cookbook might be doing so because they have intolerances/sensitivities to grains, nuts, etc. My practitioner tried to warn me that I should not consume more than a small handful of nuts at at time (almond flour recipes usually have more than that) but I guess I didn't take him seriously enough.
Sorry about the detour from the coconut flour and eggs discussion, but I hope that was helpful to someone reading this. Carry on.... ☺
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2014 11:58:43 AM PDT
Picky Patron says:
I think the reason for all the eggs is due to the coconut flour sucking up so much liquid. I made pancakes with half coconut flour and half all purpose GF flour, substituted the one egg in my regular recipe for 1/3 cup of applesauce, (homemade, no sweetener), a TBS of avocado oil and added twice as much almond milk as well as smashed banana for banana pancakes and finally a TBS of light brown sugar. They were heavenly, light, fluffy, browned beautifully. Most pancake recipes don't add vanilla but I always use it and ceylon cinnamon as well a TBS of homemade baking powder. All I can say is yum!
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