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Using Beans Instead of Fat in Baking

white beansMy wife has been using beans instead of fat in baking for about a year now.  The taste and textures amazes most people when we tell them what is used.  The cake cooks just a bit faster than normal, so be sure and watch close the first time you cook with them.  The cake stays moist longer.

There are two easy ways to replace fat with beans in most baking.

1. Simply cover beans with water and cook until very soft.  Mash until the beans are about the consistency of shortening.  You can use a blender.  Replace the fat in recipes cup for cup. …

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