Your Guide To Using Lecithin In Baking And Cooking
Posted on January 28 2022
Lecithin has many properties that make it a useful additive in baking and cooking. Lecithin is well-known as a great emulsifier, enabling you to create a stable mixture from immiscible liquids like oil and water. It is also a natural preservative, and you can use lecithin to increase the shelf life of your food. Not only is lecithin a versatile ingredient, but making it part of your regular diet also may offer you health benefits, such as lower cholesterol levels and improved digestion. Read on to find out more about the different types of lecithin and how you can use lecithin in baking and cooking!
What are The Different Types of Lecithin?
Before you jump right into buying lecithin, it is good to know more about the different kinds of lecithin first. Soy lecithin and sunflower lecithin are the most commonly used in baking and cooking. Soy lecithin is used by most companies in their products as it can be obtained in larger amounts than sunflower lecithin. However, sunflower lecithin is also preferred over soy lecithin by many people as it is extracted without the use of chemicals, non-GMO, and less of an allergen.
Lecithin also comes in three different forms, liquid, powder, and granules. Liquid lecithin is convenient to use in many different recipes, but it can be messy to use as it is hard to clean off. Lecithin granules are great as an add-on but can be difficult to blend. Lecithin powder may be a better alternative as it dissolves easily.
Using Lecithin in Baking
While there are many ways to use lecithin depending on your recipe, it is mainly used as a dough conditioner and for eggless baking. Lecithin as a dough conditioner helps to improve the quality of doughs and batters and softens the texture of whole-grain bread.
If you have dietary restrictions or are a vegan, you can use lecithin as an egg replacement. Eggless baking is a challenging process that requires a lot of trial and error, but a good tip is to use less quantity per cup of flour to produce a softer texture and add fat and other ingredients to make up for the lack of eggs.
How to Use Lecithin in Cooking
Lecithin is a great ingredient in making froths, foams, and dressings to spice up your dishes. Lecithin helps to convert liquids into stable froths and foams, and some foams that you can make include basil foam, corn foam, or lemon foam. You can also use lecithin as an emulsifier in your homemade salad dressing to bind oil and vinegar. It creates a stable mixture and does not have any detectable flavor.
Use ONGROK’s Sunflower Lecithin Powder in Your Next Recipe
ONGROK’s Sunflower Lecithin Powder is a great option to use in your next recipe. It is a versatile ingredient, an excellent alternative to soy lecithin, and is all-natural! It does not contain gluten and any harmful chemicals, so you can be assured that you are getting the best! If you are a beginner to sunflower lecithin, you can also get our Large Botanical Infuser & Sunflower Lecithin Bundle with a recipe book that will teach you how to make the most of your sunflower lecithin powder.