Thursday, January 28, 2010

A cheaper substitute for eggs

I just wanted to pop in to spread some good ideas I just read for egg substitute. There are powdered eggs that you can buy for your food storage but they can get pretty expensive, and being cheap, I have not even bought them to try. I was excited to run across these good ideas...I haven't tried them all out yet, but will soon.

-Take one tablespoon of milled flax seed. You can get this in the baking aisle at Walmart for a few dollars (also great for an oil substitute or to sneak more fiber in your meals) Add 3 tablespoons of water (amount of water may vary per recipe, but this is a pretty basic measurement).
Stir together and then let it sit for a few minutes so it can become gelatinous

-Mix 1 tsp unflavored gelatin, 3 tbsp of cold water, 1/2 cup coiling water. (This equals to one egg.)

-For two eggs: 2 tsp gelatin, 1/3 cup cold water and 1/2 cup boiling water.


-Dissolve 1 tsp baking soda in 1 Tbsp vinegar. makes enough for 1 or 2 eggs

-1 T. soy flour + 1 T. water

-Ener-G- can be found at health food stores, it has a great shelflife and for $5 it replaces 110 eggs. it is great in baking (except for brownies...the only substitute for that seems to be black or pinto beans-cooked and mashed)

Time to bake a few batches of cookies, just to experiment:)----Tiffanie

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