What can you sub an egg for in a cookie recipe?!
Question: im not sure you can do this. but i have a box of sugar cookie mix and i was wondering if you can sub and egg for anything? its snowing really bad outside and i cant run to the store.
Answers: im not sure you can do this. but i have a box of sugar cookie mix and i was wondering if you can sub and egg for anything? its snowing really bad outside and i cant run to the store.
Q. What can I use to substitute for eggs in a recipe?
From Jolinda Hackett,
Your Guide to Vegetarian Food.
How do you know what to use, and which egg substitute will work best?
A. Although the good news is that just about any recipe that calls for eggs can be made vegan by using the proper egg substitute, there's no single answer to what the best substitute will be. Eggs perform a different function, depending on what you're making, so you may also need a different egg substitute, depending on the dish.
In a cake, for example, the eggs serve as a leavening agent, helping to make the cake light and fluffy. In baked goods such as cookies and muffins, the eggs add moisture and act as a binder, gluing all the other ingredients together. And, if you're looking to substitute eggs in a quiche or a mayonnaise, where eggs are central to the finished product, you'll probably need something like tofu to mimic the consistency of the eggs, while making other adjustments to the recipe as well to add flavor and body.
As a general rule, the fewer eggs a recipe calls for, the easier they will be to substitute. So, if a cookie recipe calls for one egg, using an egg substitute will work much better than in a recipe that requires three or four eggs. Also consider how the substitute will affect the overall taste of the finished dish. Bananas, for example, may add a welcome hint of fruity sweetness to pancakes and cookies, but if you are making a casserole or another savory dish, you will want to use something else.
Here's a few of the most useful egg substitutes, as well as suggestions for their use.
Commercial Egg Replacer
Bananas and Applesauce
Smash up or blend about a half a banana or 1/4 cup applesauce to use as an egg replacer in baked goods such as muffins, pancakes or yeast-free quick breads, such as pumpkin bread, and of course, banana bread! Bananas and applesauce add the perfect amount of thick moisture, like eggs, but they won't help your dishes rise or turn out light and fluffy, so be sure the recipe you are using includes a bit of baking powder or baking soda to help it rise if needed.
Tofu is the best way to substitute eggs in dishes such as a quiche, fritatta or egg salad. The texture of silken tofu or crumbled regular tofu is surprisingly similar to boiled or cooked eggs when used in a similar recipe and, by adding a bit of mustard, turmeric or nutritional yeast to your dish to give it a yellow hue, your eyes will be tricked as well as your taste buds! Because other recipe adjustments are probably needed to make an egg-free fritatta, for example, its best to follow a recipe rather than just replacing the eggs with tofu.
Silken tofu is also an appropriate egg substitute in baked goods. To use, blend 1/4 cup silken tofu with liquid ingredients until tofu is smooth and creamy. While it won't alter the flavor of a recipe, using tofu as an egg substitute will make baked goods a bit on the heavy and thick side, so it works well in brownies, and pancakes, but wouldn't work well in something like an angel food cake that needs to be light and fluffy.
In a pinch, or with a good recipe, vinegar mixed with water or even plain run-of-the-mill soda can work as a decent egg replacer. For savory entrees such as a casserole or a loaf, try using 2-3 tablespoons of bread crumbs or oats.
During the Great Depression when foods were rationed they had cook books with recipes that were egg-less, milk-less etc. I looked but I couldn't find the book for you, the applesauce the one person suggested
will probably work. the recipes I told you about just omitted the eggs and made the recipe as is.
We had a dilemma like this a few weeks ago. We ended up using a 1/4 cup of egg nog and 2 oz of cream cheese. My hubby said you can use heavy cream instead of egg nog too. Otherwise, the stuff you need you might not have either.