DAY 12.

The one thing that I've found hard to accomplish as a vegan is finding things to substitute eggs. Mainly when I'm baking it's hard to find recipes that don't require eggs or recipes where an egg substitute won't alter the taste of the original dish. Also, eggs are one of my favorite things to eat. I love breakfast and I love making omelets, frittatas and scrambled eggs! So here are a list of items that work as egg substitutes weather you're cooking or baking something.

instead of 1 egg, you can use...

1 tbsp gram (chick pea) or soya flour and 1 tbsp water
1 tbsp arrowroot, 1 tbsp soya flour and 2 tbsp water
2 tbsp flour, 1/2 tbsp shortening, 1/2 tsp baking powder and 2 tsp water
50g tofu blended with the liquid portion of the recipe
1/2 large banana, mashed
50 ml white sauce

replacements for eggs as leavening agents (mainly in baking)...

use self raising flour
add extra oil and raising agent (e.g. baking powder)
use about 2 heaped tsp baking powder per cake
instead of baking powder, use 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda and 1 dssp cider vinegar (good for chocolate cakes)
try sieving the flour and dry ingredients, then gently folding in the liquid to trap air

alternative binding agents...

soya milk
soya dessert - vanilla, chocolate, strawberry...
custard - see below
mashed potato
mashed banana
plain silken tofu
soya cream
sweet white sauce (soya milk, vegan margarine, sugar and cornflour)
agar agar


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