Try These Replacements For Eggs In Your Favourite Recipes

Try These Replacements for Eggs In Your Favourite Recipes

Baking recipes typically require eggs. If eggs aren't an option, you don't always have to seek out new recipes. Depending on the dish, you may only need a few simple modifications.

Whether you're a vegan, allergic or just ran out of eggs, Food52 looked at some alternatives based on the purpose of the eggs in the recipe.

  • Binding: Eggs hold ingredients together and give food texture.
  • Leavening: Eggs give lift to baked goods, which makes for a lighter texture.
  • Moisture: When there are few or no other wet ingredients, eggs increase a recipe's water content.
  • Thickening: In recipes such as custards and crèmes, eggs lend density and creaminess.
  • Colour and flavour: Eggs contribute to the final taste and colour of certain breads, pastas and pastries.

Depending on the function of the egg, theysuggest a few different options, including:

  • Ground flaxseed
  • Vinegar and baking soda
  • Silken tofu
  • Chia seeds
  • Thickening agents like cornflour or xanthan gum
  • Mashed fruits and vegetables

Check out the link for the right proportions for substitution.

Vegan Egg Replacers [Food 52]


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