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A question about a recipe: Pear and Cranberry Cake


I have a question about the ingredient "wheat germ" on the recipe "Pear and Cranberry Cake" from cristinasciarra.

Is there a substitution for the wheat germ? I don't know where to buy this in Holland.

asked by vero over 3 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 3 years ago

You could probably use the equivalent amount of either ground oats or almond meal -- the flavors would be slightly different, but I think the texture of both of those would work.

added over 3 years ago

I'll try it with the almond meal, have some from making macarons. Thank you for your quick reply!

added over 3 years ago

Ground flax seed could be another possibility.

added over 2 years ago

I just made it with ground flax and it turned out great! Thanks for the idea, susan g!

added over 2 years ago

Try looking for 'tarwekiem' in a store that sells organic foods. That should not be difficult to find in the Netherlands.


Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

Grind up a couple of granola bars.