Hello, My name is Esther and I live in Spain, I try almost all your recipes and Tosca’s, but I can’t find some of the ingredients here especially coconut oil or butter or flour anything related with coco basically. Is there anything I can use instead and still make recipes clean?
Hi There! Yes, there are many substitutions, not to worry. Are you concerned about gluten-free? If not, you can use Whole Wheat Pastry Flour instead of the brown rice and coconut flour. This is generally easy to find. If you are concerned with gluten-free, stick with the brown rice flour and just use 2 cups rather than 11/2 and omit the coconut flour.
As for the coconut oil or butter, are you able to find unsweetened coconut? If so, you can make your own coconut butter by blending about 1/2 cup in a high powered blender like a Vitamix or in another blender but you will have to keep stirring it until it becomes thick and creamy then use that.
If you cannot find the coconut, substitute this for cashew butter which you can buy ready or create your own by blending raw cashews.
In place of coconut oil, you may use canola (another high heat ready oil whose fats will not cross-link at hight temperatures.
I hope this helps. Best of luck with the recipe and feel free to send me a photograph of how it turns out!
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