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Old 07-20-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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My eggs are seperating in my recipes - please help!

I made almond flour muffins and the bottoms were eggy... then I made a coconut loaf and the top was eggy! I just don't get it....


The eggs were room temp too.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
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I had the loaf upside down in my hand lol - both times the eggs rebelled and sunk to the bottom...
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:49 PM   #4
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HMMMM? Are you beating the eggs some before you are adding them to the recipe? That helps to incorporate the eggs better into the batter.

Maybe you are just not mixing it long enough to get those eggs all mixed into the dry ingredients.

The eggy top or bottom issue is making me think this ^^^^
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:32 AM   #5
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I did exactly what the recipes say, always do the first time. It was all well mixed.
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Do you preheat the oven? Maybe it's separating before it gets hot enough to stablize the eggs in the batter.
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My experience..whenever you are adding eggs to a baked recipe, you add one at a time then mix it well, then add the other one.

Or, you could beat them before adding and slowly add them to the batter..
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:56 AM   #8
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Yup I preheated the oven properly. This has never happened before to me in baking which is why I am so surprised...
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I have made both of these recipes with success.

The first recipe for the muffins I make with half almond flour and half ground flax, I prefer it much better. Try letting the batter sit for a few mins before putting it in the oven so the egg soaks in, also use a high quality almond flour that is smooth and not grainy like some of them can be.

With the coconut flour bread again make sure your coconut flour is of high quality also let it sit before putting in the oven. Remember both of these recipes have lots of egg so they will be eggy not like regular baked goods, I think they taste much better after cooling and the next day too.
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Hmmm we had ground both flours ourselves so they were not the smoothest

I have now brought proper almond flour but we can't find coconut flour here in the shops at all.

The coconut loaf went outside to about 40 hungry cold little birds - they loved it! LOL

The muffins I am smothering with splenda and cream and the egginess isn't as obvious then.
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Squigglywiggly, coconut flour is not the same thing as ground coconut. Maybe that's what went wrong. Ground coconut is delicious, but it does not soak up liquids the way coconut flour does.
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Squigglywiggly, coconut flour is not the same thing as ground coconut. Maybe that's what went wrong. Ground coconut is delicious, but it does not soak up liquids the way coconut flour does.
I believe commercial coconut flour is defatted (if that's a word) it's not the same as ground coconut. I hope you will try both recipes again with the proper flours and have success!
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Yeah I had ground up dessicated coconut - all we can get here.
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I think you've found your problem! Sometimes trying to make do with things you can grind up at home doesn't work out so well - I had a bunch of unsweetened flaked coconut and ground it up in my Vitamix and tried to use that in place of "real" coconut flour and also had poor results. Once I got the manufactured coconut flour, I could immediately see the difference!

Same with almond flour - the homeground kind is just NOT the same consistency as the store-bought kind.
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thanks everyone! I knew we would get there LOL

Well looks like I will be sticking with almond flour for the foreseeable future. It's the only one I can find, of course it doesn't help that the earthquakes have taken out other stores that might have sold it before....
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thanks everyone! I knew we would get there LOL

Well looks like I will be sticking with almond flour for the foreseeable future. It's the only one I can find, of course it doesn't help that the earthquakes have taken out other stores that might have sold it before....

Oh man, that's rough! Hope all is back to some semblance of normal soon.
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Hmmm we had ground both flours ourselves so they were not the smoothest

I have now brought proper almond flour but we can't find coconut flour here in the shops at all.

The coconut loaf went outside to about 40 hungry cold little birds - they loved it! LOL

The muffins I am smothering with splenda and cream and the egginess isn't as obvious then.
Could not help see that you are in New Zealand and mentioned "cold little birds". I am envious. The only way I could be cold right now is to move into the refrigerator.
Which I just might do!

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Thanks Char - one day we will get there.


Tilly - I just had to turn the temp UP in my fridge as my sf Jello was freezing itself LOL

Tomorrow we hopefully get snow - it hasn't snowed here since 2008....
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Where did you get your almond flour from, SquigglyWiggly? I haven't seen it before!
I can get coconut flour from my local organics store, but I normally order it online when I get my coconut oil.
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The almond flour is from Binn Inn.

Hmm not sure if we have an organics store that hasn't fallen down in the past 10 months LOL
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Lol, that sounds like a bit of a problem then! The place I get mine from starts with a Z and also sells coconut oil if you want to check it out.
We don't have a Bin Inn anywhere near me, unfortunately, so I will stick to ground almonds.

Nice to see another NZer on here I lurk a lot but hardly ever post.
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