what is the correct ration to use flax meal as replacement for oil.

its a savory bread calls for 4 tablespoons oil wish to use some flax instead.

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Droplet June 17, 2012
In general i consider flax more of an egg substitute than an oil substitute. It behaves differently than oil and absorbs liquid, creating more of a mucilaginous substance. If you do add it to your batter/dough, you need to increase your liquid at a ratio of 3 Tbsp liquid for every Tbsp of flax meal. If your bread is chemically leavened, expect to get a more dense end product. If it contains enough savory ingredients and a good amount of salt, you could try substituting part of the oil with some unsweetened apple sauce instead, it behaves more like a fat in a batter.
 
chefsusie June 17, 2012
According to the brand I buy...( I assuming they are all similar) Its 1 Tbsp margarine, butter or oil = 3 Tbsp flax.
 
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