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Egg replacers and substitutes

Egg replacers and substitutes

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Published by Vegan Future
A handy guide from Compassion Over Killing -- www.tryveg.com

Watch the Egg-Free Baking 101 video
A handy guide from Compassion Over Killing -- www.tryveg.com

Watch the Egg-Free Baking 101 video

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Published by: Vegan Future on Aug 10, 2012
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 Picking the Right Replacement 
When picking which egg replacer to use for your recipe it is important to remember how it will effectthe final flavor of the product. Here are some simpletips and tricks to remember:Fruit replacers are good choices for sweet bakedgoods, although mashed banana might be toodistinct for something like sugar cookies.When using a fruit puree as a substitute, add anextra 1/2 tsp of baking powder to keep your itemfrom becoming too heavy or dense.When using a seed or nut butter, try tahini or almond butter. Both have a milder flavor than other nut butters. These as well as replacers like tomatopaste are often more suited to savory items. Usethem as binders for burgers or dinner loaves.If you use a strongly flavored replacer make sureyour recipe also includes an extract or other flavoring that will tone down any flavor of thereplacer. Adding too much soda can cause your recipe totaste bitter, consider using baking powder or limitingthe use of Soda to 1 tsp per 2 cups of flour whenbaking.Tofu is best for recipes with a creamy or egg-yconsistency. It is a great substitute for custards,cheesecakes, puddings, and quiche, but it isalso great for fudgey brownies andpound cakes. All of these substitutes can be addedwhen you would add eggs to a recipe.
Cooking Without Eggs Why to Replace Eggs
The best way each of us can make a differencefor the 250 million egg laying hens is to simplyleave eggs out of our shopping carts. With somany alternatives, choosing egg-free foods iseasier than ever. Replacing eggs is a healthyand easy way to reduce our cholesterol, lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, and reduceexposure to E. coli and Salmonella. Find outmore at TryVeg.com.
 Where to Start 
There are many ways to make substitutions for eggs and all are simple, healthy, and easy tofind.Traditionally eggs have had three mainfunctions in cooking and baking; they addmoistness, bind ingredients together, or act asleavening agents.
 How to Replace Eggs
Look at the recipe, if the egg is the main liquidingredient, it adds moistness. If the recipe hasone egg but also contains baking powder, soda,or yeast the egg is the binder. If there are noother leavening agents, than the egg is theleavener.With all the healthy and humane options here,you won’t ever miss eggs! You can make adifference for your health, your wallet, the planetand the animals with these simple replacers
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