Dr Fife’s magic oil

There is a drawback of cooking with coconut flour that you’ve probably all noticed – things stick to the tin like crazy! When  possible (eg when making a loaf) I use baking paper to line the trays.

But for muffins, it’s more difficult. Pattie pans don’t work. One possibility is to cut a square of baking paper and slide it into the muffin trays.

Or you can use Dr Fife’s magic oil. He talks about it in his book “Cooking with coconut flour”. He doesn’t ship it to NZ, but did share the secret with me – it’s a combination of coconut oil and lecithin. He didn’t tell me the ratios, but after some trials, this is what I came up with.

  • Measure ½ cup (3.5 oz, 100g) coconut oil in the jar you want to store it in. 
  • Put into a bowl of hot water till melted. 
  • Stir in 1 tsp of liquid lecithin.
Keeps fine in the cupboard for ages.