Monday, March 2, 2009

Ener-G Egg Replacer

So I was recently given a box of Ener-G Egg Replacer. I am seeing a variety of recipes all over, but I wanted to ask you all if you have a particular recipe where it has worked well. A previous reader mentioned that it didn't seem to work as well for brownies.



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9 comments:

Tina P said...

I use it all the time...it works okay for brownies but not great...however it works great for cookies. I haven't tried it in cakes yet though because I just dont think it will help bind well. Also, I never use it to replace more than two eggs.

Sarah said...

Thanks Tina P, what kind of cookies have you used them for?

2redheads said...

My 5 yr old is allergic to eggs so I am very familiar with EnerG. I have found it to be, for the most part, lacking in anything I make. I have found that using 1 TBSP of white wine vinegar and 1 tsp baking powder to work well in cakes (items that need lots of lift), 2 TBSP of corn starch in brownies or pumpkin pie (items that need a binder), and the BEST subsitute in cookies is 6oz of plain non-fat yogurt.

miss v said...

i've used it with moderate success in some recipes. my favourite egg replacer is ground flax and water though... i find that never lets me down!

Cheekuji said...

I use this all the time with cake mixes. It was a disaster initially till but later it was alright. This is what I do. Replace the eggs with egg replacer and instead of water use milk. Also put slightly less oil than indicated on the box. If I don't use milk the cake is a disaster.

Anonymous said...

I've not had much luck with this product, and the things I've made with it (loaf of bread and coffee cake) result in a batter that's really gummy and cooked product that's way too dense. I prefer using flax seed meal.

Sarah said...

Thanks for all your comments, everyone! I should use up this box that my friend gave me, so the milk might be the way to go. Thanks for all the other tips as well, will try them.

Anonymous said...

Used in in the Quaker Oats Oat meal cookie recipe on the box lid. Bought all organic ingredients and added ghiradelli dark chocolate chips..I baked them longer than directed as they wouldn't cook, the second batch a little different, and the third still different. They had such an odd flavoe, like all of the ingredients were stale..I tried to like them as this was my first attempt at vegan baking. But, I tried some baked goods from a acouple of veg bakeries-All had that same "off" taste and used EnerG..is tapioca starch the same thing?

Sarah said...

Hi "Anonymous" - I remember hearing that it is the same as potato strach. Not familiar with tapioca starch.