Briefly about the role of eggs in cooking
Eggs are part of many dishes and even perform not one but several important functions:
they are a good baking powder;
- they connect together several components of a meal;
- eggs serve as a thickener when cooking a sauce or cream;
- they give a special taste to food and are also used for decoration.
Products that can replace eggs in baking
To replace the eggs, and so successfully that the taste will not suffer. This is especially true in the case that for cooking you only need 1 egg. In other cases, the lack of this ingredient will be more noticeable.
Instead of eggs in baking you can use:
- baking soda;
- potato starch;
- sour cream;
- lemon juice;
- baking powder;
- vegetable oil;
- ground Flaxseed;
is sugar dissolved in tea.
So, here are a few tips that, undoubtedly, will help you.
1. The dough was easy, but baking without eggs turned out fluffy and delicious, add to the dough 1 tsp. of baking soda dissolved in 1 tsp vinegar.
2. As a binder in the filling (e.g. fruit cake) instead of eggs, add 2 tbsp of oatmeal, pre-soaked in 2 tbsp water.
3. Cakes are often decorated with cream. To make the cream without using eggs, it is necessary to dissolve potato starch in water at the rate of 50 g per 1 liter of cold water. You should then add this mixture in the prepared cream, stirring constantly.
Boil the mixture for preparing cream without eggs is necessary to achieve the desired consistency. And it is important to note that during cooling it is still a little thick.
4. When cooking pancakes without eggs milk add to the dough sour cream, and vinegar substitute for yogurt or lemon juice.
5. When baking pancakes, muffins, soft biscuits, omit eggs and replace with 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 tsp water and 1 tbsp oil.
6. When cooking them, to avoid them cracking, instead of eggs add a mixture of 1 tbsp ground Flaxseed 2 tbsp hot water.
The mixture is added to the dough for tortillas after its full thick.
7. In cheese, add 1 tbsp. potato starch, 1 tbsp sour cream or vegetable oil mixed with 1 tbsp water. Adding these foods will not allow the cheesecakes to lose shape.
8. To keep the beautiful view of vegetable casserole, before baking it is recommended to add a few tablespoons of well-cooked oatmeal, which can significantly improve the taste of this dish.
9. Sometimes eggs added to the dough to give it a yellowish tint, for example, in dough for cakes. In this case, instead of an ingredient, add a small amount of the spice turmeric.
10. Pies and cakes, before sending in the oven, is normally coated in egg, making them shiny and beautiful. You will achieve the same effect if you brush the cakes with a mixture made from 1 tablespoon of sugar dissolved in a quarter Cup of tea.
To exclude eggs from the diet, replace them with other products. It does not degrade the taste of the finished dish, but add variety to your diet and will allow you to solve your problems related to the use of eggs.