ditzybish, Sep 14, 2:52am
When a bread recipe has lecithin as a ingredient what does it actually mean? and does anyone know if there is a substitute for it??

cookessentials, Sep 14, 2:54am
You can buy lecitihin granulesfrom a health shop and some supermarkets sell it. it is a small yellowly granule and quite tasty.

cookessentials, Sep 14, 2:57am
I used to take about 2-3 tsp per day. it is very good for you and is a good source of essential fatty acids.

ditzybish, Sep 14, 2:59am
ok thanks can you tell me what it actually does?

245sam, Sep 14, 3:04am
ditzybish, the following is from Alison Holst's Bread Book by both Simon & Alison Holst.....

A natural emulsifier produced from soya beans.Emulsifiers improve the consistency and performance of doughs as well as slowing the staling of bread.Lecithin granules may be used in place of non-emulsifying fats like oil or butter in most recipes, and have the additional advantage of being lower in calories on a volume for volume basis."

Lecithin can also be found, usually, at Bin Inns.

Hope that helps.:-))

ditzybish, Sep 14, 3:13am
great thanks for the help

samsara11, Sep 14, 3:37am
Lecithin is also brilliant for lowering cholesterol

wildflower, Mar 18, 8:14am
I bought the Bread book too and read that, thought they sound like a healthy choice but I haven't tried them yet.I use Rice Bran oil anyway though and that's supposed to be alright for you.