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    http://www.bobsredmill.com/vegetarian-egg-replacer.html

    Has anyone used this product? My granddaughter is allergic to eggs. I wonder if this would be an egg substitute I could use for holiday baking.

    Thanks

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    I am not familiar with it but I wonder if it is soy flour? In the Tightwad Gazette books she had a recipe to use soy flour and water as a egg replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheriami
    I am not familiar with it but I wonder if it is soy flour? In the Tightwad Gazette books she had a recipe to use soy flour and water as a egg replacement.
    Thanks. Soy is the primary ingredient.

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    I'll check with a friend who uses egg substitute to see if she has a favorite brand. I do know that she has success in baking when using egg substitute if the recipe calls for one or two eggs. She doesn't try recipes with more than two eggs since her experience over time has been disappointing.

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    I use Ener G Egg Replacer. I get it at the local grocery store in the baking section.

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    I don't k now but Bob's red mill has good stuff for allergy sufferers.

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    Recently I used ground flax seed and water for baking, or for binding foods together. I made black bean burgers and I found this solution.

    1 Tablespoon Organic ground flax seed
    1 Tablespoon water
    Mix both in a small bowl and let stand to "gel" then add to what ever you are making.

    We loved using this to bind the other ingredients together. Please let me know it this works for you.

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    Thanks. My daughter uses flax seed and water for french toast. But she's never tried it in baked goods. With the holidays quickly approaching, we'd like to find a way to make a few holiday treats. Have you baked cookies with it?

    quote=alaskasunshine]Recently I used ground flax seed and water for baking, or for binding foods together. I made black bean burgers and I found this solution.

    1 Tablespoon Organic ground flax seed
    1 Tablespoon water
    Mix both in a small bowl and let stand to "gel" then add to what ever you are making.

    We loved using this to bind the other ingredients together. Please let me know it this works for you.[/quote]

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    I suspected that any substitute would work better in a recipe that didn't use many eggs. Thanks for checking for me. I don't want to buy a bag of this substitute (it is not cheap) if it doesn't work well. On-line reviews are all over the place.

    Quote Originally Posted by LKopinski
    I'll check with a friend who uses egg substitute to see if she has a favorite brand. I do know that she has success in baking when using egg substitute if the recipe calls for one or two eggs. She doesn't try recipes with more than two eggs since her experience over time has been disappointing.

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    I have used the flax seed replacement in all my baked goods and never had any problem with it. I wouldn't attempt to make an angel food cake with it or anything but for regular baking I see no difference. Here is the recipe I use:

    Flax Gel Egg Replacement
    You'll need whole (not ground!) flax seeds, and some cheesecloth (a strainer won't work).
    Quick Method:
    Use 1 part seeds to 4 parts water. Simmer for 5-7 min. Proceed as described
    under "Straining". For 1 egg, use 4 tsp. seeds to 1/3 cup water.
    Efficient Method:
    Use 1 part seeds to 12 parts water, e.g. 4 tsp. seeds per cup of water.
    Soak from 1 hour to overnight, whatever is convenient for you.
    Simmer for 20 min, and be sure to let gel cool before straining.
    Straining
    Allowing the gel to cool with the seeds in it makes it thicker. When thick and cool, pour into a bowl lined with cheesecloth. Gently squeeze out the gel, until the cloth contains only seeds. Compost the seeds, and use the gel.
    To replace 1 egg, use a scant 1/4 cup gel

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    I also have a granddaughter that is allergic to eggs - along with just about everything else except fruit/vegetables and rice flour. I have used ener G egg replacer with good results. Good luck with this. My GD lives in Texas so we only have to scramble for the special foods 1-2x a year.

    Carol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LKopinski
    I'll check with a friend who uses egg substitute to see if she has a favorite brand. I do know that she has success in baking when using egg substitute if the recipe calls for one or two eggs. She doesn't try recipes with more than two eggs since her experience over time has been disappointing.
    I checked with my friend and she also uses the Ener G Egg Replacer product. Hope you have success with your baking this season.

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    Why don't you see if you can find a contact number or email address on the website and ask the manufacturer? Good luck, take care.
    Linda

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    My sister has used this product and says it's ok. She prefers the flax mix that was posted earlier. Have not tried it myself though.

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    I think I'm going to try this. If I don't like the results, I can use the flax seed in granola. If I use the "Efficient Method", can I store the mixture in the refrigerator for awhile? Do you know how long it would keep?

    Thanks everyone for your replies!
    Quote Originally Posted by ncredbird
    I have used the flax seed replacement in all my baked goods and never had any problem with it. I wouldn't attempt to make an angel food cake with it or anything but for regular baking I see no difference. Here is the recipe I use:

    Flax Gel Egg Replacement
    You'll need whole (not ground!) flax seeds, and some cheesecloth (a strainer won't work).
    Quick Method:
    Use 1 part seeds to 4 parts water. Simmer for 5-7 min. Proceed as described
    under "Straining". For 1 egg, use 4 tsp. seeds to 1/3 cup water.
    Efficient Method:
    Use 1 part seeds to 12 parts water, e.g. 4 tsp. seeds per cup of water.
    Soak from 1 hour to overnight, whatever is convenient for you.
    Simmer for 20 min, and be sure to let gel cool before straining.
    Straining
    Allowing the gel to cool with the seeds in it makes it thicker. When thick and cool, pour into a bowl lined with cheesecloth. Gently squeeze out the gel, until the cloth contains only seeds. Compost the seeds, and use the gel.
    To replace 1 egg, use a scant 1/4 cup gel

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    You can store in the fridge and I have no idea how long. I have kept it for as much as a week but usually make it up in small enough batches that I use it fairly quickly. Ann

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    Rather than using an egg substitute, why not just look for recipes for eggless cookies? I have several that I always made for Christmas for my grandson when he was allergic to eggs. Thankfully, he outgrew it, but I would always feel so bad when his 4 brothers and sisters enjoyed Christmas cookie treats and he would get a cracker! The recipes I used are very good, everyone enjoys them and I felt great giving the little guy a special treat.

    Let me know if you would like to have them. I'll be glad to post them.

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    Rather than using an egg substitute, why not just look for recipes for eggless cookies? I have several that I always made for Christmas for my grandson when he was allergic to eggs. Thankfully, he outgrew it, but I would always feel so bad when his 4 brothers and sisters enjoyed Christmas cookie treats and he would get a cracker! The recipes I used are very good, everyone enjoys them and I felt great giving the little guy a special treat.

    Let me know if you would like to have them. I'll be glad to post them.

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    Oops! Sorry for the double post!

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    I would love to have these recipes. Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol's Quilts
    Rather than using an egg substitute, why not just look for recipes for eggless cookies? I have several that I always made for Christmas for my grandson when he was allergic to eggs. Thankfully, he outgrew it, but I would always feel so bad when his 4 brothers and sisters enjoyed Christmas cookie treats and he would get a cracker! The recipes I used are very good, everyone enjoys them and I felt great giving the little guy a special treat.

    Let me know if you would like to have them. I'll be glad to post them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt1950
    I would love to have these recipes. Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol's Quilts
    Rather than using an egg substitute, why not just look for recipes for eggless cookies? I have several that I always made for Christmas for my grandson when he was allergic to eggs. Thankfully, he outgrew it, but I would always feel so bad when his 4 brothers and sisters enjoyed Christmas cookie treats and he would get a cracker! The recipes I used are very good, everyone enjoys them and I felt great giving the little guy a special treat.

    Let me know if you would like to have them. I'll be glad to post them.
    OK, will do. But right now, my arthritic hips are screaming. I've got to get off this chair, take some ibuprofen and lie down for a while. I promise I'll get back to you.

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    I'm sorry, quilt1950, that I haven't posted those recipes yet. I'm having a very bad night and I'm afraid that it will have to wait until tomorrow. Just did't want you to think I had forgotten. Thanks for your patience.

    Carol

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    The board site was down for quite a while, but it's back up (ew - I DON'T like it. Why do they always have to "fix" something that "ain't" broke? Anyway, here are recipes for 7 eggless cookies that are really delicious.

    1. CHERRY DREAMS

    1 c. real butter
    3/4 c. confectioner's sugar
    1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
    2 c. flour pinch salt
    Maraschino cherries, well drained
    Thin chocolate icing for drizzling.

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Thoroughly mix butter, sugar and vanilla. Add flour and salt.

    Using level tablespoonsful of dough, form into a ball and place on sheet. Press 1/2 cherry on top. With fingers, form dough around cherry, leaving top of cherry showing.

    Bake 10 min. @ 400 degrees. Cookies will not spread and should not brown except maybe a little around edges. Remove cookies from sheet and cool on a rack.

    When cool, drizzle with a thin chocolate icing.

    2. EZ DOES IT RASPBERRY BARS

    1 (2-layer) yellow cake mix
    1 1/2 c. quick-cooking oatmeal
    3/4 c margarine, melted
    12-ounce jar raspberry jam mixed with 1 Tbls. water

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    Grease 9 x 12 baking pan.

    Combine dry cake mix, dry oatmeal and melted margarine. Mixture will be crumbly. Remove 1 cup crumbs and set aside.

    Place rest of crumbs in greased pan, and press and flatten with your hands. Spread with jam. Sprinkle with reserved 1 cup crumbs.

    Bake for about 25 min. (no longer than 30 min. or edges may get hard). Cool, cut into squares or bars.

    OR, YOU MAY:

    Use apricot jam or filling. Sprinkle with 1 cup choc. chips. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs, bake and cool as above. If desired,
    melt about 3-4 ounces choc. chips and drizzle over the top. When choc. drizzle is firm, cut as above.

    3. MELTING MOMENTS

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

    1 1/2 c. flour
    1/2 c. cornstarch (yes, 1/2 cup)
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 c. confectioner's sugar
    1 c. unsalted butter (no substitutes), at room temperature
    1 tsp. vanilla extract

    Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Mix until all is well incorporated. Cover and refrigerate dough for until 1 hour or until firm.

    Form dough into 1" balls and place 1" apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes until edges of cookies start to brown. Cookies will not spread.

    While still very warm, roll cookies in confectioner's sugar, (be careful - they are very fragile and can crumble easily when warm), then cool completely. By this time the sugar will have become sticky. Roll again in conf. sugar. Cookies will no longer be sticky and will look like snowballs and the cornstarch in the dough will make them just melt in your mouth!

    4. RUSSIAN TEACAKES (Mexican Wedding Cookies, Snowballs)

    1 cup real butter
    1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 1/4 cups flour
    1/4 tsp. salt
    3/4 cup FINELY chopped nuts (I use walnuts)

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    Combine butter, sugar and vanilla. Combine flour and salt. Blend in. Mix in nuts and chill dough about an hour.
    Roll dough in 1" balls. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not brown. While warm, roll in confectioner's sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.

    NOTE: Some people like to wrap the dough around a maraschine cherry. This makes the cookie too sweet for me, but it is an individual choice, and does provide a nice little surprise when you bite into it.

    This cookie IS similar to Melting Moments above, but not having cornstarch changes the texture a little and the addition of nuts does change the flavor. Both are delicious.

    5. DATE BARS (or Apricot or Pineapple or Jam Bars)

    3/4 cup shortening (part butter or margarine)
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1 3/4 cup flour
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 cup dry oatmeal

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease an oblong pan 9 x 12.

    Mix shortening and sugar thoroughly. Stir flour, soda and salt together and blend in. Mix in oats.

    Press and flatten half of mixture over bottom of greased pan. Spread with 1 cup fruit filling of your choice or jam of your choice.
    (My favorite is pineapple or apricot filling. It adds a little tartness and is really good. I think commercial jams are too sweet, but that's just me.) Top with remaining crumb mixture, patting down lightly.

    Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. While warm, cut in bars and remove from pan.

    IF YOU WANT THE RECIPES FOR FRUIT FILLINGS, JUST LET ME KNOW.


    6. VIENNESE SHORTBREAD (a special-occasion cookie, just luscious)

    1 cup butter
    1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    2 cups flour
    1/4 tsp. baking powder
    Powdered Sugar Icing of your flavor choice

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Blend flour and baking power and stir in.

    Using a medium star design in a cookie press, press out strips 3" long on baking sheet. (If dough does not come through smoothly, add 1-2 tsp. cream.) Bake about 7 minutes or until very lightly browned on edges. Cool.

    Put 2 cookies together with a powdered sugar icing of your flavor choice.

    This recipe calls for a coffee flavored filling which complements the cookie deliciously:

    2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
    2 Tbls. soft butter
    1 tsp. powdered instant coffee dissolved in 1 tsp. boiling water.

    Blend until fluffy. If too dry, add a few drops of water.

    For a fancier cookie, the ends of cookies may be dipped into melted sweet chocolate.

    7. FRENCH LACE COOKIES

    (The thin batter is transformed in baking into a crisp round with open spaces resembling lace. They have a rich, nutty, butterscotchy flavor.)

    1 cup flour
    1 cup finely chopped nuts
    1/2 cup corn syrup (Karo)
    1/2 cup shortening
    2/3 cup packed brown sugar

    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

    Blend flour and nuts and set aside.

    Bring shortening, corn syrup and sugar to boil in saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in flour and nuts.

    Drop batter by level teaspoonfuls about 3" apart on prepared baking sheet. (Cookies really spread.) Bake only 8 or 9 cookies at a time. Bake 5-6 minutes. Cookies will be actively bubbling all over and as the bubbles break, will form the "lace". Remove from oven . Allow to stand 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.

    OK, there you go. I hope you try some of them. They are all really good. If you have any questions, let me know.
    Happy baking!

    Carol

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    i'm allergic to eggs. i just use applesauce in my recipes instead of eggs. i have an eggless choc cake recipe i use. got it off recipe.com. it uses baking soda and vinagar. no applesauce in it. the choc cake in a mug recipe from this board, i just made, and used applesauce rather than eggs and it was good. i make pumpkin and zuccinni bread without eggs. just use apple sauce, and test with a sharp knife to see when it is done. usually cooking time on most things.
    i've made lemon cake from a mix before and not used eggs. applesauce instead. i take these recipes to 'dinners', quilt meetings, pot lucks, and no one knows, if i don't tell them. that way, it gives me something sweet.
    Last edited by sewNso; 11-06-2011 at 07:28 AM.

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    I have never used the Bobs Red MIll egg replacer. I have used other Bobs red mill products and love them. I use their gluten free flour a lot. It is my favorite GF flour blend. I know their other products are really good.

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