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#1 Old 06-14-2015, 08:35 AM
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Vegan dinner rolls

I'm making dinner rolls tonight and am using my great grandmother's recipe with a few modifications. I'm using coconut oil instead of shortening (to eliminate the trans fats) and I'm using a flax egg instead of a chicken egg. Does anyone have experience doing rolls with flax? Should I expect them to turn out about the same?
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#2 Old 06-14-2015, 08:42 AM
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You do mean yeast dough? I just don't use egg. I personally don't care to use flax egg in things that should be light. Flax seems to weigh baked goods down, so I'll use it in quick breads, or potatoe pancakes as a binder, but not in yeast breads or cakes.

If you mean biscuits (unless you're UK where 'biscuits' are cookies. I quess then I'd mean 'scone' maybe?) like flour, shortening, baking powder and water (and sometimes egg) I'd just either leave egg out, or use a starch like ener-g egg replacer or just cornstarch.
I have made really good biscuits with silken tofu-1/4 cup for one egg, but it's been a while. I think I posted it on the recipe section.
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My grandmother used to brush the tops of her yeast rolls with an egg wash to make them glisten. You could just use melted coconut oil, I would think.
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#4 Old 06-14-2015, 10:12 PM
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I've made rolls with and without egg substitutes. Like silva said, there's really no need for any in dinner rolls.

If you're more comfortable using an egg substitute, (like I was for a long time) I'd recommend using chia eggs over flax eggs. Flax eggs make the bread thicker and heavier, and have a pronounced nutty flavor. Chia eggs, on the other hand, produce a lighter, fluffier bread without the distinctive flax taste.

In my experience, anyways.
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#5 Old 06-15-2015, 07:11 AM
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Yes, I was talking about yeast rolls. Do they work without an egg (or egg replacer)? I would think the egg is in the ingredients for a reason, wouldn't think they'd hold together without it.
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You can make yeast rolls without eggs. Even when I was omni, I never used eggs in yeast rolls. If you can't find a good recipe, let us know. I'm sure someone here has a great recipe to share.
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They actually turned out great with the flax egg. Not sure I'm brave enough to try it without an egg substitute yet, but maybe someday.
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Good! Glad they worked out
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They actually turned out great with the flax egg. Not sure I'm brave enough to try it without an egg substitute yet, but maybe someday.
I am, too.

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My grandmother used to brush the tops of her yeast rolls with an egg wash to make them glisten. You could just use melted coconut oil, I would think.
You can also brush tops of rolls/ pastries with soya or rice milk
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