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cazgram's picture

egg and soy free

I have a granddaughter that has been put on a soy and egg free diet. We've always made a sweet roll refrigerator roll for family get togethers. What suggestions would you have to replace the egg? The recipe calls for 1 egg.

I'd  appreciate any suggestion that you would have. Thank you for your time.

G-man's picture

The main benefit you're getting from the egg that you also get from soy will be lecithin. You can also get this from sunflower seeds. You can buy them and grind them yourself to form a flour, or there might be a local source in your area. You can also buy it online, though it isn't really cheap.


Edit: Sorry, it's in the oil, so you can also use sunflower oil. You could alternately buy lecithin granules I guess, which should be available in the health food section of your local megamart, but I think these are usually egg or soy-based.

clazar123's picture

You can make a sweet,rich dough without egg,also. You might need to add a little extra liquid (milk ok?) and a bit more oil. It should work just fine.

cazgram's picture

Thank you so much for taking the time to help with my granddaughter's diet. We will use the hints this afternoon.

Have a grand day.