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Couscous Query

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  1. Sarah-Jayne

    Sarah-Jayne Gold Member

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    Hiya,

    Im asking this question on behalf of a friend (I personally dont like couscous!)

    She was wodnering if you could use couscous as a flan base? Would this be free or would you have to syn it as you will be using the couscous as a substitute? We found the couscous muffin discussion on her and wondered if it would be the same argument using it as a flan base?

    Like me, she is nearing the end of her weight loss so will syn this if need be as it might affect her weight loss.

    Many thanks x
     
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    cocktailprincess Still rockin' it

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    I don't know, but can feel a debate coming on..........

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    StripedDaisy A sucker for a key change

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    Whenever we have a discussion/debate about having to syn things that are made up of 'free' ingredients, I have no idea how to actually syn them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any ideas? (Sorry to hijack the thread but it does relate to the OP)
     
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    lol i feel a debate coming on too, but even i didnt know the answer to this one! x
     
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    I personally wouldn't.........
    It's synned at 5 syns per 28g uncooked weight.

    It says in the book "when ground or used as a flour substitute, it needs to be synned". To me, using cous cous as "pastry" or in a cake is a flour substitute.
    Each to their own but I say nope.
     
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    metrognome is getting better at it

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    i would say yes my self as all you are doing is making the couscous up and putting something on top.
    thats just my opinion tho
     
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    Thanks for the respoces. I have emailed my friend your replies and said I shall leave it up to her to decide what to do! xx
     
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